Saturday, January 8, 2011

Sisterhood: Virtual 5K

Two weeks from today I am running a 5K, the Rockets Run 2011.

I began C25K training in November and have been happy with my progress in the 30 minute training sessions, but I know I need to step it up a notch with only two weeks to go so I wanted to start putting in more time each day.

Today I ran/walked a 5K to complete the Sisterhood Virtual 5K challenge.  I've wanted to do one of the Sisterhood Challenges for a while now and thought this would be the perfect fit.

My plan for today was to take things easy and not push myself too far or too fast.  I ran/walked in intervals of 2:1 and wound up doing 2:3 intervals for much of the run, throwing in two walks of 5 minutes.  I'm fine with that.  I am a new runner with this being the first extended training session I've ever done.

Here are the stats provided by my Forerunner:

Total Distance: 3.21 miles
Total Time: 52:23 minutes
Avg Pace: 16.81 minutes per mile
Avg Speed: 3.7 mph
Max Speed: 7.5 mph
Total Calories: 416
Avg Heart Rate: 139 bpm
Max Heart Rate: 163 bpm

I am fully confident that I am ready to do the 5K now.  My two goals for it are 1) not finish last and 2) run/walk it in under an hour.  Two weeks out and I have the time down pat.  My pace and speed should improve a little and I would like to finish with a time of about 45 minutes.  I think that is doable.


Plump Nonfiction said...

Great job! Keep with it and only good things will happen ;-)

Mae Flowers said...

Fantastic job!!

Karen Butler Ogle said...

Wonderful, Kimberly! I hope to get to place physically where I can think about training for a 5k. Gotta take a lot more effort on my part though if I'm ever gonna get there. :)

Bacardi Mama said...

Awesome job. You'll rock that 5k.

Bari said...

Fantastic! You are so ready for that 5k :)

Jess said...

Yay! Congrats for doing it! Good luck on yours on Jan 22! :)

Mommy Mo said...

Kim, you rocked today and you will rock your 5K in two weeks. I am so glad you joined us for the Virtual run!

Mom of 3 boys said...

great Job, you can totally do the 5k in two weeks.

Adah said...

Good job Kim and good luck with your 5K!

AnnG said...

Great job on this 5K! So glad you participated with us!! You will do great on your 5k in 2 weeks also...just remember to keep moving your body one step at a time and you'll finish with and awesome accomplishment under your belt!

Sue said...

Way to go! Good luck on the non-virtual'll be great!!

Christy M. said...

Awesome job!!! I can't wait to hear how your first race goes!!!!

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