Today I ran a 5k (3.1miles) race - the Tucson 5000. It was my first 5k, or any running race for that matter, in about 30 years.
I started training for the race a little over 3 months ago, with a friend, Deborah, from school. Our first practice run was timed at 33 1/2 minutes. We set a goal of finishing a 5k race in under 30 minutes. Last week I ran a practice 5k and did it in 26mins 22 seconds, so I expected to do a time of around 26 minutes for this race. Did I make my goal? Sure did! I ran it in 25 minutes 24 seconds!