Today I ran a fun run 5K with the local running club. I finished in 33:15, which was good enough to put me in second place for my age group (35-39.) I move up to the next bracket in a few weeks, though, and the winner of that age group ran in 27-something, so I’d better get more competitive! I’m running another 5K on Oct 22. Goal is still to break 32. I think it’s very doable.
The good things today: the weather was PERFECT. About 70 degrees, breezy, sunny. The course was hilly (of course. There’s a reason the club is called the 7 Hills running club.) It was a very nice course, with a challenging hill just before the 5K turn-around.
The bad: I nearly got sick trying to climb the hill without walking. I had to walk a bit while my body dealt with it. Also, the finish line is up a slight incline, so I was unable to give a final kick.
Overall, it was really fun and I met some nice people.
My somewhat ambitious training plan for the next month is to pay attention to my diet to lose about 5 pounds and to work up to 15 miles a week (from my current average of 9.)