Saturday, November 7, 2009 by Rebecca


Warmup: run 400m, lots of run prep exercises to warm up the hips knees ankles and legs.

Run 5k

Results: 37:26
5:05, 5:39, 5:49, 5:49, 6:32, 6:58, 1:31

I totally fell apart at the end.

I've never run exactly 5k before. I ran something close but a little shorter last Christmas in 29 min and change. The one 10k I ran took 82 min - so at least this was less than half of that. I was working a 4:30 min of running with 30 seconds walking schedule, which might have been overly ambitious. I developed a horrible side stitch that just would not go away in lap #5 and had to walk most of the 1800m.

I think the main reason I got the stitch (and this is some gross detail, so fee free to skip it) is that I was having major issues with snot, phlegm and post nasal drip, and it messed up my breathing patterns.

My right hip also started to give out on me, but the stitch is what kept me from running.

At least there is a lot of room for improvement.

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