Monday, April 11, 2011

It's the Final Countdown! 5.....

I always have a song in my head (usually from the eighties) And with my 5k coming up this one has been on repeat.  Only five full days left before my first 5k! I can't believe I'm really going to do it!  Saturday was a rough day and I worried, once again, about being the very last person to finish.  Today, however, was AWESOME!!! Such a confidence booster.  I'm still on 2:30 run 1:00 walk.  I started out feeling pretty good. And why not?  The sun was shining, and the forcast  for Rday is clear skies.  
Half-way through my run, there was a dilema.  I walk/run with my eyes on the ground, due to my skill of tripping over the smallest crack in the sidewalk.  So eyes focused on the pavement I happened to notice something coming up ahead.  As I got closer, a cellphone materialized out of a red blob on the ground.  Problem?  My pace was at 14:07, a new one for me, and I really wanted to keep it up.  I just know my phone has EVERYTHING in it, my appointments, my music, any number I need(I just don't memorize them anymore) and here someone had lost theirs.  After a short debate (and seeing that I was just outside the city building) I picked it up, paused my runkeeper and went inside.  It was really quick, the receptionist even knew who it belonged to, and I was out the door again.  Now I was behind.  Oh well,  at least whoever it was wouldn't have to go buy a new phone.  It was time to pick up the pace again and guess what, I was able to do it.  I kept running for each of the remaining intervals and I even kept a good pace when I was walking.  That has been such a struggle for me.
Covered in sweat, I finished the thirty minutes and was thrilled to find out I was back up to my "fast" pace of 14:27  And that's my goal for the race saturday, at least a 14:30 pace per mile.  Really, anything under 45 minutes total I will be thrilled with.
*Update:  I just checked my overall stats and this is a PR for me, my fastest pace yet!
Avg. Pace
Avg Speed

IntervalsPace (min/mi)Elevation (ft)
5:00 (warmup)15:188
2:30 (fast)12:470
1:00 (slow)15:08-1
2:30 (fast)13:183
1:00 (slow)14:340
2:30 (fast)13:082
1:00 (slow)18:21-0
2:30 (fast)13:20-2
1:00 (slow)15:00-0
2:30 (fast)13:53-2
1:00 (slow)15:101
2:30 (fast)13:24-4
1:00 (slow)16:11-1
5:00 (cooldown)16:460

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