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Monday, March 13, 2006

Shamrock 5k

So yesterday I was scheduled to walk in the shamrock 5k. I decided I would try to run the 25 minutes of the couch to 5k schedule and then walk the rest.

Race day I woke up at 7:30 and was anxious and I just wanted to get it overwith. Problem was the race didn't start until 2:30 and so we headed down at 1:30 to pick up our packets and it was already 65 degrees and sunny. It was disorganized and I had trouble finding wear to pick up our bibs, chips and shirts. My hubby decided to walk starting with the women instead of the men, so we had to wait around until 2:30 to start. By the start, I really knew I wasn't going to be able to run it. ...I saw the course and it was hillier then I thought. The race started and I walked my first five minutes with the hubby and then pulled away to run. I ran about 5 minutes and then walked for a bit and then ran some more. I started to get a side stiched and walked again. There were a ton of super fit young people and I felt really out of shape and slow. I walked until I felt like running and then ran not jogged for a segment and then moved back to walking when I was tired.

As I was running I realized a few things, one that I need to find a race that has better start time, that is not as hilly, and I need to practice more.

I finished in about 45 minutes....but at least I finished.


At 10:34 AM, Blogger Simba's Mom said...

YAY!! When's the next one??

At 10:35 AM, Blogger ShoreTurtle said...

Congrats on your first race Kiki. You shouldn’t be disappointed. I’m hard on myself too, but it was your first race and you’re still in the middle of the training program. I’ve always found that there is a big difference from running the normal training run and a race. It’s just different. I’m not a fan of hills or the heat, so I can sympathize. Think of this race as practice for your next one. You’re doing great.

At 10:53 AM, Blogger kikis' sister said...

You really are amazing. Running a race for the first time while jet-lagged. Any future races while seem like a breeze when compared to this one.

At 12:35 PM, Blogger bstab said...

I'm so with your sister, kiki!
number one, you signed up for a race.
Number two, you went and did it and finished it.
Number three, you did so while jet-lagged!
Number four, you were jet-lagged because you've just come off of a vacation...

You should be so proud of yourself. I'm proud of you.

At 2:25 PM, Blogger Jenniy said...

Congrats on finishing the race!!

At 9:13 PM, Blogger angie's pink fuzzy said...

yay you finished!

At 8:46 PM, Blogger Rae said...

Awesome job!!! That's a really crazy start time! I hate hills too. I completely suck at them. You're so insane for scheduling a race so soon to when you got back!!

Your next race is going to be such a breeze!! Have you picked the next one yet? I can't wait to read next year when you go back and re-do this same race and your time is just a fraction of what it was this year!


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