It's been a month since I did a full 5k due to the #90daysssplan restrictions on cycle 2 so time to up my game now since it's just over 3 weeks to the 10k race. 73 seconds shaved off and a sub 30! Super pleased #5kpb#10ktraining#sub305k
I was so excited to take a picture with all my family & friends (that "signed up") after the color run this morning, but who you see in the picture is the ONLY person that showed up. 🙄 in other news: ran a sub 30:00 5k this morning & I'm pretty stoked about that! thanks to the PVHS (Pahranagat Valley) cheerleaders for putting on an awesome event! Count me in for next year, and hopefully my "family & friends" who sign up can make it too! 😜💪🏼👊🏼🇺🇸❤️💙 #4thofjulycolorrun#4thofjuly5k#merica#loner#sub305k
11 1873:34 PM Jul 1, 2017
Well... what else could I possibly choose? Throwing back today to a year ago this Saturday. My first meeting with Jemma @thisgirlcanrunfar and a memorable day in 2 ways as it was the day of my first EVER #sub305k. I'd wanted that one for a long, long time!
What an amazing day! And it's only 10.30 am.
Travelled down the road to Burnham parkrun this morning all super excited and with butterfly nerves in my tummy. New parkrun, hope of a PB and most importantly my first #instameet with Jemma @thisgirlcanrunfar.
We've been chatting back and forth on here for months and she's such an awesome lady! Loves, loves, loves running, has a colourful compression sock addiction, oh, and runs ultra marathons. Seriously, 100k! Wow!
Such a running inspiration! I just love her IG account. So, so lovely to finally meet and be able to chat in person. First of many I hope!
Pressure was on for me, chance for a Parkrun PB as this course is flat and I knew from my improving times this week that it was on. I was dreaming of a sub 30.... could I do it?
And... yes I did!!! Woohoo! Finally! A 3rd 5k PB of the week with a time of 29:42. To top it all off and make it a truly amazing day Jemma had a fantastic run too! She finished second female and got a new 5k PB time! 🎖
I've been running regularly for about a year now. Started very overweight and became accustomed to the fact that I wasn't a real runner, I was just pleased to be out there doing it! At the back, plodding my way round the course and just so pleased that I was actually managing to finish the whole 5k still running.
When you start the #couchto5k program the aim at the end is to run 5k, then they casually say or run for 30mins. Hmmm... not the case for me. I finished the #c25k and was averaging 42 mins plus. Definitely not 30 mins.
So that's been the dream. One I've had for ages! The desire to run a 5k in the time it takes most average runners to do it in.
Feels a bit special. Kinda like I made it, feel a bit like I can call myself an actual runner now. 🏃
Over the bloody moon. First ever sub 30 5k. It's only taken me a year 😂😂. Bet I can't pull that off at parkrun on Saturday. I got so excited about it that I stopped running and walked the rest of the way home 😂😂 #runningwanker#running#runmummyrun#sub305k
0 416:38 PM Jun 29, 2017
Three easy miles on the treadmill followed by sprints. A 2-3 miler tomorrow and that's it. My 5K is Saturday. My first true attempt at my first sub-30 5K. My PR is from Nov 2013, and is 30:05. I ran a 30:42 six weeks ago, but did not attempt to race it for a PR b/c I was coming off an injury. I have been following the @themotherrunner Train Like a Mother 5K Own It Plan.
Do I feel ready? Yes.
But, sadly, as I feared, it is supposed to be HOT and sunny. There are a couple hills, but the new Riverbend 5K course is less hilly than previous years. I am still unsure how I should race each mile. I need roughly an overall pace of 9:20. I'm already so nervous. I truly am bummed that the April 5K I ran wasn't an okay time for this attempt, as it was cooler, and the course is flat. But I was injured and had to be smart. So this weekend it is. #MotherRunner#sub305k