Great 5k-run today.
I was running a 5k race with my running buddies Y and S (well, S ran the 10k). My goal was to make this a tempo run and see how fast I can run a 5k. Though I was a tiny bit slower than I hoped for, I really enjoyed the shorter distance.
I haven’t run a 5k since 2008 and usually don’t feel like getting out of the house for it. Travel takes like 4x the race time… Therefore, only runs of 10k and longer usually get my attention.
I had to get out of my comfort zone at least some today. You see, with the long runs it usually takes me 3-4 miles to get into a rhythm. With a 5k of course you don’t have the luxury of waiting to get into a rhythm, so it’s GO right from the start! 🙂
My first mile was at my goal pace, the next 2 miles just a little bit slower. So, next run I’ll need to work on keeping up with goal pace. The next race will be a 10k. This will give me another great opportunity to test my speed.