Sunday, April 1, 2012

I did it!!!

My first 5K is done!!!  C25K mission complete ... woohoo!

This morning I ran in the Run for the Roses downtown Portland.  I was up bright and early as race start time was 7:35 AM.  We were pretty lucky with the weather and the rain held off until after the race which was nice.  It was a bit chilly but the atmosphere was charged and filled with happy runners (..and walkers).  Between the 1/2 marathon, the 10K and the 5K there were about 3,500 participants who finished the lots of people there.  And boy some of those people ran fast!  The six fastest 10K runners finish their 10K in less time than I finished my 5K ... yikes!!!

There were 1,143 participants in the 5K race and overall I finished up as number 329.  In my age group (35 -39), I finished #26 out of 105.  My official run time was 32.57 which equates to about a 10 1/2 minute mile.  I did walk just a tiny bit ... it was a killer going up the steel bridge at the end of the race, so I slowed down to a fast pace walk for a very brief period to get to the bridge midpoint.  At that my legs were killing me, but I finished out the run and while my pace was slow and leaves room for improvement, I am just happy having completed my first 5K run.

...and definitely hooked on doing another one soon!


greatdana said...

Congrats! We must be close! I'm going to run the Portland Rock and Roll Half in May!

Fie said...

Very cool .... sounds like fun. A half marathon is on my bucket list ... but not up yet ;-)

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