Tag Archives: 5K

Trying to keep up with you and I don’t know if I can do it

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Maybe you wonder where you are

Spring is just around the corner (allegedly, I have yet to see any evidence of winter’s end) and I have three “races” under my belt so far this year. So far this year, I’m secretly disappointed.

I keep reminding myself that I have loads of good and bad excuses: a concussion, an injury, a polar vortex, continued low mileage, training through races, laziness.

The excuses don’t help. I’m still running the same times / slower that I was running last year and the year before. Which kind of sucks.

First up,

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Go together like a horse and carriage

Husband and I recently ran a 5K race with an unusual prize category: spouses.

Truthfully, that category is the only reason we ran the race.

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Autumn winds blow chilly and cold

To become better at running 5Ks I was told I need to run more 5Ks. So I ran two more. I’m a good listener.

I still do not like 5ksContinue reading

When the moon is in the Seventh House

I do not like 5Ks.

I try to run hard, my heart rate jumps up and my breathing becomes laboured and then my annoying brain intercepts and starts screaming SLOW DOWN NOW in all caps. Continue reading

You’re gonna bring yourself down

I kicked off my spring running season last weekend with a 5K run to a pub. Chili and beer at the finish line. Not a bad enticement for my first* 5K race.

*I suppose that’s not entirely true; I have paid to run the distance three times before, one with friends in a Santa costume, one the day before the Boston Marathon as a leg-loosener and one of those obstacle course mud runs. But I’ve never raced the distance.  Also true, I was a little intimidated to race the distance. I do not fancy myself to be a fast twitch short distance runner.

So I did what I always do. Continue reading