This morning I set a PR.

after the race

This morning we did the Frostbite 5k. This was my 2nd 5K, which meant my main goal was to beat my first 5K time. My first 5k was back in October and was my first race ever, so you'd think that with 3 and a half months of running/training between now and then that'd be a pretty easy goal. However, it was in the same park as the Reindeer Romp, which if you remember, has killer hills!!! And my first 5k was completely flat! So I wasn't sure exactly how it was going to go, but I was determined to do it. My other goal was to not stop at all on the hills like I did at the Reindeer Romp.

I actually think this has probably been my best race so far! I actually pushed myself more than I usually do, because Josh is always telling me that I don't push myself enough. I usually sprint towards the finish line, which means I have it in me to do more during the actual race. So, that's what I did... and it felt good! :) I couldn't even really sprint to the finish line this time because I was so tired by the end.

I ended up with a time of 30:58 and a 9:55 average pace.

I was so excited!!!!

I really wanted to finish in the 30th minute, but I wasn't really counting on it with the hills. I just wanted to beat my last time which was 32:14. And I've NEVER run any race with an average of less than 10 minute miles!! I think that was my favorite part!

So, over all I am really proud of myself for pushing myself, not stopping at all, accomplishing my goal, and running less than 10 minute miles even with the hills! I can't wait until the next 5k {in March}... it doesn't have hills, so I can't wait to see how fast I can run that one!


And of course, it wouldn't be a race without congratulatory Starbucks afterwards! :)

Frostbite 5K
January 16, 2010
Distance: 3.1 miles
Time: 30:58 / 9:55 pace