Log of 5K times for the year

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    Aug 05, 2010 1:57 PM GMT
    I have been getting back into running 5K's again after about 14 years off.

    Back 96 I ran 16:02 for a 5K in a road race and somewhere in the low 34:00 min range for a 10K.

    Well I gained a lot of weight (70lbs to be exact) and only in the past year have I seriously tried to get back into shape.

    So I started my first 5K on Thanksgiving and ran 20:50 range (3rd place in the race).

    In June I ran 2 5K's. The first one was at 19:47 (4th place and 1st in my age group(30-34)) and the second was at 19:35 (29th place and 3rd in my age group).

    In July I ran 2 5K's over a 2 day period. The first one was at 19:32 (32nd place and 5th in my age group). The second one was at 19:57 (7th place and 2nd in my age group). Obviously the 2nd day my feet weren't as healed up as I would have liked them to be but it was more a fun run for me.

    Last night I ran in another 5K and wised up a bit. I had been going out at around 5:40 pace to start and then just completely dying by the 2 mile. Also I didn't take the water like I should have.

    Well I made sure to let people sprint past me at the start and then just slowly pick off people. I ended up finishing 24th (4th in my age group) and ran around 18:40 something. I don't know for sure since I didn't see the results yet.

    I am happy at being able to do this when last year at this time I was sitting right here 30 lbs heavier and wishing I could do this again.

    Just go out there and start slow and build up and you will impress yourself over time.

    My next goal is to hit under 18:30 now.
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    Aug 05, 2010 2:25 PM GMT
    Wow - even heavier you're hitting times that I would kill for. Awesome!!!
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    Aug 05, 2010 4:25 PM GMT
    Briefs29 saidWow - even heavier you're hitting times that I would kill for. Awesome!!!


    I mean 6'3" and 180 is an okay weight but I would think being at 165 would be easier in the long run, no pun intended.

    I am stuck at 180 for now but at least when I hit 180 it is on the heavy side and I can get down to 177 after a workout.

    But yeah I am pleased with the time in the 18:00s because I know I can go lower now.