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My first 5k event of 2017

Hi!

I recently participated in a 5k run/walk event. But I want to start from where or how a found about it and decided to join the event.

The 5k event was this past weekend; but the weekend before I was in a community event there was this booth about running for people in need of food. So I decided to stop by and ask. I knew  beforehand about the event. I just wanted to talk and know more about it in person. The person on command talk briefly about the event and gave me a registration paper and then she say: ” For participating in the community event this time if you registered today you can use this code for no fee”. Wait! What? I was so excited I came home and I registered. Without training at all. Without running that distance in almost 3 yrs. Just like that I registered for the 5k event. I was very excited, motivated and a little bit nervous to run and participate in an event.

I just started running on april again so for me this is huge distance because my average distance is around 0.50mi to 1.00mi. So Can you imagine how nervous I was? In a scale 1/100 I was 120 haha.


**I want to take a moment before continuing with the recap and say Thank You to all the people how encourage me and send me positive vibes on the post where I announce that I was participating in the 5k event. It felt so nice having the support of all of you the virtual family. Thanks again!


Recap:

Let’s start…

I arrived  at 7:50am a little late but it was okay. I went by myself and straight to the start/finish line. They gave the protocol before starting and the more they talk the more my anxiety high up. I was nervous but I wasn’t demonstrating it.

At 8:02am they 5k start I was very confident with the route I begin to run everything was fine trying to skip the walking pals then it hit me hard just before the 1.00 mile. I was like omg! my pace was fast and my legs hurt but I need to keep moving. Then I stop running and start walking but I wanted to run so I started running and then again I need to stop but this time was my breathing. So I walked a little more, then I became desperate when it hit the 2.68mi mark. I was like  “come on, you can run” but when I start running I don’t know what happen that I couldn’t keep up so I start doing interval 2 minutes running 2 minutes walk. Trying to reach the finish line. When I get there I see the timer It was very hard to realize the time you did. It wasn’t what you expect. But Come on I didn’t train for this event. It was amazing seeing all that people running for a good cause, and helping others. Overall I think I’m doing it again next year!! Oh YEAH! But this time I’m training for it!

 


5k run/walk Results:

00:50:40 min

16:19 pace

Overall 323rd of  523

 

Female: 181st of 329

F. 30-39: 30th of 53

 


About the results: 

The time it wasn’t what I expect but I accept it because I know I did my best.

The pace for run/walk I think it was great.

Overall/female/and female age group it was amazing.

 


This 5k event was my slowest one ever but not my last.

So I will keep training for my next!


Thanks for visiting!

C.P.

 

P.S. The photos from the event haven’t arrive so when I get it I will share it!

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19 thoughts on “My first 5k event of 2017

  1. Congrats on your first race of the year! I’m with you – the time doesn’t matter as long as you got out there! Do you have any other races planned during the next few months?

  2. Congratulations for this and all the best for training for the next! Giving your best and digging deep inside is what really matters 🙂

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