I also want another "5" to be a big part of tomorrow! I'll explain later in the post.
Our first 5K was our first race, which naturally makes sense. It was the Rochester School for the Deaf (RSD) River Ramble and it was a lot of fun! I love that part of our race fee went toward RSD since Deaf people are a huge part of my life as a sign language interpreter.
Mike and I crossed the finish line together and my time was 32:02, which is approximately 10:18 pace.
June 4, 2011
As soon as we got home, I went online and started researching other 5Ks and found the Sodus Bay Lighthouse 5K. Perfect! Mike and I are lighthouse "enthusiasts" (some may say obsessed) and we immediately filled out the form and mailed it in on the same day we finished our first 5K.
This time we didn't run together, and we haven't run in a race together since our first 5K, and both of our times improved! Mike ran the race in 28:30 and I finished in 31:44, which is 10:11 pace. The funny thing is that I had to walk twice during this race and I was still faster than the first time!
July 4, 2011
In December Mike and I signed up to run the It's a Wonderful Run 5K. I was nervous because it was my first race since my injury (I had self-diagnosed peroneal tendonitis and overuse injuries) and my DNF at the Stockade-athon 15K, but I really wanted to come in under 30 minutes.
Luckily this race course is fast! We are definitely running this race again this year, hopefully we have similar weather!
Mike ran the 5K in 23:53 and I ran it in 29:07, which is approximately 9:22 pace. Unfortunately this race is crowded and if I had moved up to where Mike was I probably would have come in under 29 minutes.
December 10, 2011
We ran our fourth 5K during our winter series, which we are going to run again this winter, and it was one of the only races where it actually snowed! Going into it I really wanted to PR but came up slightly short. My finishing time was 29:30, approximately 9:29 pace, and Mike's was 24:45. Considering the conditions those times weren't bad at all!
January 14, 2012
That means that our current PRs are 23:53 and 29:07. I have run virtual races, training runs and the first 5K of longer races faster than my current PR since then, but I'm not going to count those.
Tomorrow we are running the Run for the Young 5K and it is my time to get a huge, by a few minutes hopefully, PR. The exciting part about tomorrow is that one of our friends is going to be running the race too! She and her sister were in our wedding and it is always fun to see them!
Typical behavior from the two of them
Oh, yea you want to know about that other "5", right?
Well I am hoping that I can run a 25:59 or better 5K tomorrow! That's approximately 8:21 pace, about a minute faster per mile than my current PR, but I know I can do it! I have run a 6 miler in 8:48 pace and numerous other training runs and races at sub 9 minute pace since December.
The course is "flat and fast" so I just need to play it smart and have a great race. In the end I would be satisfied with a 26:xx time, but my big goal is 25:59. I would say an over 3 minute PR is a huge PR, right?
Are you racing this weekend? If so, good luck!