I successfully completed a 5k run on the treadmill on Saturday with a time of 37:10! I was very pleased with that and hope to do around 38-39 minutes in the race on Saturday. It will be my FIRST 5k, and all I care about at this point is finishing!
Today I decided to try running around the neighborhood. That turned out to be a bad idea, as I had to run on two busy streets, and none of the streets have sidewalks. I was scared of getting run over the entire time I was running! My pace was also slow, since I was having to run off the road and in some rather tall grass at certain points. But I ended up running 3.5 miles (about 3 miles consecutively and then another .5 mile with my dog 15 minutes later), and I am proud of that! I may not be the fastest runner, but I feel like I’m pushing myself and doing my best, and that’s what counts!
I’m trying to decide whether I should eat before my race on Saturday. Registration is at 7, and the race is at 8, so I’m thinking I should probably eat something, but I’m not sure what. I don’t normally eat before my morning runs, however. I don’t want to go into the race lacking energy, though, so perhaps a small meal wouldn’t hurt. Any suggestions?