I Ran A 5K Yesterday

Here I am in the blue shirt finishing up the 5k.

Here I am in the blue shirt finishing up the 5k.  The time on the clock was the gun time, not my chip time.

I finished 64th out of 116.  There were 116 runners and walkers.  As usual I was the middle of the pack.  I finished with a chip time of 35:28.  It was a slow and painful run for me.  My best time is a 32:48.

How can I run 8 miles one week and it doesn’t hurt like running a 5k can a week later?

I pretty much have one speed.  Slow.  11:05 per mile isn’t too bad for me.  The sad thing is that my 5k pace is only 25 seconds faster than my half-marathon time.  How can I run for 13 miles at a certain pace (11:30) and then cut that mileage down by 75% and only improve my time by 4%?

Anyway, I was reminding my friend running next to me that the reasons that we run are for fun, for health,  and for exercise.  We don’t really run for time.

But it sure would be nice to turn on the gas once in a while!

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