Yesterday, I just went all out and ran 5K to see if I can hold out for the Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium this Sunday. I’ve been VERY bad about running lately and it didn’t help that my dad was in town. I didn’t run at all during his visit – and he was in town for 8 days!
I got really nervous, so last night, I got dressed and told myself…I’ll run it!
Well, it wasn’t my best, but I did manage to finish! There was a point at the end that I had to take a break and walk. I was SO close to running straight through. All in all, I didn’t do so bad! I ran 5K in almost 35 minutes (with a walking break). My mile pace was 10 minutes and 49 seconds.
I’m incredibly proud of myself for having the stamina I have to run at 27 years old. I say that because just ten years ago, I couldn’t even run through a mile! I’m the healthiest I’ve been my whole life – at least, as long as I can remember. Even in grade school, I hated running. As a child, I had asthma – very bad asthma, so it was very difficult for me to breath while running. I’m so glad that it practically went away (which is a little bizarre, but I’m not going to complain!).
Just shortly before my last organized run, I started using the Nike+ APP for the iPhone. I think I’m in love. It utilizes your playlists and tracks your distance. It also cheers you on and updates you on your status. Very awesome! When I ran yesterday, I used it and I achieved my longest distance with it so far (I’ve only used it a handful of times)! You can also go online and check your achievements and analyze your runs.
I think I’ll run a couple more shorter runs before the 5K on Sunday. I feel prepared now!!
|You can see where I had to “take a break”|
What do you use to keep you in pace?