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You know that 5K I was talking about?

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I've done 4 5Ks. The first I exclusively walked. The second I ran about two minutes' worth and walked the rest. The third I ran the first and last thirds (or so).

Then, one of my coworkers, M, said we should do the holiday run. I had a grand plan to work on being able to run the whole 3.1 miles--as well as work a little on my running speed. I had a six-week plan and seven weeks to do it.

Unfortunately, I didn't actually follow the plan. In fact, the last three weeks, I didn't run at all. I was already committed to do the run, though, and my coworker S was counting on me running/walking with her.

So today I set out running with S. Our plan was to run as much of the course as we could, and then walk the rest. We passed what we thought was the one-mile mark and celebrated... and then passed another one about a quarter-mile down the road. The first one, of course, was for the half-marathon and not the 5K. But either way, we'd run one mile. Then we passed the two-mile mark, still running. At that point, we figured we'd better keep running, because we were really almost there.

So without thinking about it too much, I ran an entire 5K--for the first time ever! I ran it in 47:05, which is about the same speed I would have walked it. :-)

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gabolange
Dec. 16th, 2013 02:31 am (UTC)
Hey! Go you! That's awesome!
holdouttrout
Dec. 16th, 2013 02:52 am (UTC)
Thanks!
besyd
Dec. 16th, 2013 03:04 am (UTC)
You totally inspire me!
holdouttrout
Dec. 27th, 2013 08:17 pm (UTC)
Belatedly, I say, "Hee! And Thanks!"
syxp
Dec. 16th, 2013 03:28 am (UTC)
Yay, you!
holdouttrout
Dec. 27th, 2013 08:17 pm (UTC)
I'm finally getting around to responding... I should definitely not have left it this long. Thanks!
abyssinia4077
Dec. 16th, 2013 04:15 am (UTC)
w00t! That's an awesome accomplishment. Go you! I hope it was fun too.
holdouttrout
Dec. 27th, 2013 08:18 pm (UTC)
It was! The others? Not so much. This one, though, was cooler, and on asphalt the whole time, and I had a running buddy with me... much better.
peri81
Dec. 16th, 2013 04:53 am (UTC)
That's awesome!
holdouttrout
Dec. 27th, 2013 08:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
crazedturkey
Dec. 16th, 2013 06:07 am (UTC)
Dude, hello awesome achievement, well done!
holdouttrout
Dec. 27th, 2013 08:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you! (I looked at the official race photos, and it's hilarious--in two of them I look like I was walking, but I zoomed in and yep--my foot IS off the ground. Woo!) ;-)
sjhw_tolerance
Dec. 16th, 2013 12:28 pm (UTC)
Go you! I often find my fast walk/slow run speeds are about the same. I always feel like I'm accomplishing more though, if I can run more than walk.
holdouttrout
Dec. 27th, 2013 08:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I mean, I know I'm probably accomplishing more knee damage, at least! ;-)
pepper_field
Dec. 16th, 2013 08:51 pm (UTC)
Yay, well done! I was worried you'd injure yourself, after saying you'd not run in a while. :)
holdouttrout
Dec. 27th, 2013 08:21 pm (UTC)
Me, too! So glad that it worked out. I was SUPER sore, but that was really a small price to pay.
nandamai
Dec. 17th, 2013 09:09 am (UTC)
So exciting! Maybe taking three weeks off tapering is for you. :)
holdouttrout
Dec. 27th, 2013 08:21 pm (UTC)
HAH! I shall have to remember that...
mrspollifax
Dec. 17th, 2013 04:01 pm (UTC)
Yay! That is fantastic. :)
holdouttrout
Dec. 27th, 2013 08:21 pm (UTC)
*does happy Snoopy dance*
annienau08
Dec. 18th, 2013 04:40 am (UTC)
You are a rock star! Running the whole is really impressive, however long it took you.
holdouttrout
Dec. 27th, 2013 08:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I feel vindicated that I wasn't the LAST person in my age group. :-)
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