Posted on May 27, 2016
Posted in: Couch to 5K
Hello Friends and welcome to my Couch to 5k journey. This is the last post in the series but you can read more about me here. Last weekend I raced in my first 5k which was the first competitive event I have entered in 20 years. Now I can say that I am a runner and a racer. Although registering for the race provided the incentive I needed to train, I’m not sure I will enter another one. The satisfaction of completing the No Boundaries program and becoming a runner is reward enough for me. So how did I do? I am happy with my results. I was aiming for a ten minute mile and my pace ended up at 10:17. I finished 64th out of 376 in my age group and 1,374 out of 4671 overall. I felt okay during the run, not great and not terrible. After it was over I felt like I could have given it just a little bit more. The race included a lap around Lambeau which was novel but not very practical with so many runners. The narrow entryway created several bottlenecks and I had to briefly walk several times. Overall it was a great race. There is a lot of energy that comes with having so many runners. This year set a record for registrations, which pushed close to 5,000. The weather also could not have been more perfect. It was sunny, clear, warm and dry which is probably the only type of weather we didn’t experience on our training runs. As I have said previously I would do it again in heartbeat. It was such a rewarding and positive experience. If you have ever wanted to try running, or get in shape, or meet new people then this program is for you. There are so many reasons to participate. And if I can do it then so can you! Thank you for joining me here week after week. I hope you to see you on the trail! Until then keep running.