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[Comments] (6) 5K Foray: I ran in the SLC 5K today. I believe I finished around 27 minutes, making for a 9-minute mile. Disgraceful. I hope to do better in the Draper 5K this summer.

The thing that irks me about a 5K is that a lot of people enter it to walk. And these walkers think they should be at the start of the line. It's extremely difficult to get a good start with all of these walkers. I think the walkers should be at the back of the pack, but before the jogging stroller people. But that's just me.

The other thing that irks me about a 5K is the ruckus. Parking was a challenge, getting on the freeway to go home was a nightmare, and I had to get up at 5:30 am to wait in a cold park all morning for the shotgun. The finish line was chalk full of vendors, congratulating us with pizza, hot dogs, ice cream, etc. At 8 am. I don't know about most people, but running makes me lose my appetite, not gain it. And 9 am is way too early for such garbage. Luckily, EY provided us with fruit, yogurt, and toast. A much more seemly reward after running for the cure, whatever that means.

I'd like to think I could try the 1/2 marathon in two years. But realistically, I don't see it happening.

UPDATE: I ran it in 26:49, which means I ran 8:38 minute miles. That's not too terrible, I guess. I guess my real goal should be to not walk on that uphill block between 2nd & 3rd south next year.


Posted by Rachel at Sun Apr 20 2008 04:09

hey congrats! I also am starting to have vague dreams of half-marathons, something I thought would never happen to me...

Posted by Kristen at Sun Apr 20 2008 20:42

You could totally do a half marathon...just google a Jeff Galloway training program or something. I am actually running a 10k on Sat. Wish me luck, I am so nervous.
Good job, btw. There is a hardcore guy in our ward who ran a 5 k in 17 minutes! Unbelievable.

Posted by Susie at Mon Apr 21 2008 10:40

wow, good time. Good luck Kristen!

Posted by John at Mon Apr 21 2008 16:03

Kristen, good luck with your run! FYI--Really fast people can run a 5K in 15 minutes.

Posted by Joe Walch at Mon Apr 21 2008 18:21

You can do that 1/2 marathon easy. It just takes a little cardiovascular conditioning. It's a good thing you don't have to lug around tons of weight though; it'd be a lot harder if you weren't slim. I bet you could get conditioned in 6 months especially in the summer with warm air (it gets really tough when every breath freezes your lungs).

Posted by Mom at Tue Apr 22 2008 19:49

I think it's just great that you'd even try. That's a first in our family (I think).

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