Friday, January 2, 2009

New 5K PR

So I ran the Frosty 5K yesterday on my son's birthday (he gave me permission). Since I am still getting over my head/chest cold and coughing up phlem during my runs, I really was just looking to get in some miles and enjoy the day. I ended up getting a new 5K PR in 27:24, about an 8:50 pace. I know that is not very fast compared to what many of you run 5K's in, but for a new runner like me, it was proof that I have been improving. My first mile was in 8:06, my second and third were in about 9:20....still would like to go our slower and get faster as I go along.


I ran in to my friend Brian at the race. It was great to see him, although he is much younger and faster than me.

One frustrating thing that happened was that right as the race started, one side of my headphones stopped working, so for the whole race I could only hear in one ear. Nothing major but it was something I wasn't used to, and just a bit annoying. And now I think I need to get some new headphones.
I skipped the post-race chili and opted for a birthday lunch with my son, which was great.

8 comments:

RunToFinish said...

A PR..now that's a start to the year!! Hope the um phlem goes away soon

Eric Gervase said...

Sweet... good start to the new year.

aron said...

awesome job!! way to start out 2009 :)

The Happy Runner said...

Congratulations!
One of the hardest things to do is to figure out how to pace yourself at the beginning of a 5K. Starting too fast is something I think most people do.

TiredMamaRunning said...

Nice! A PR is a PR, and all the more impressive when you're trying to beat that upper respiratory infection out of the system.

joyRuN said...

Congrats on the PR! I'm a very slow 5K'er. I'm still trying to find my magic distance.

Lisa said...

Congrats on your PR! I hope your son had a great birthday.

tgorourke said...

I had the same problem with headphones once on a long run. Now, to be super cautious, I make sure i have a very new pair of headphones to use for races, just to make sure it doesn't happen again at that time! Helps, though, that they are only $12 per pair!