Running Report

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?

9 thoughts on “Running Report

  1. I’ve heard a glass of fruit juice and an energy bar, or a small bowl of cereal is best. Lite, high-carbs, but with some protien. Can’t wait to hear how it goes!!! ~ L


  2. I would try to plan spaghetti or something else that is carb rich for you meal on Friday night. That will help you with sustained energy during the race. I know many swimmers who did this in high school, it always helped them!

    That is so incredible that you are doing so well with this. It is so exciting to hear your results especially after the frustrations and doubts early on. You totally rock!


  3. I’m not sure eating a fiber bar is a good idea before a 3 mile run! Lots of carbs the night before, just a snack before, some fresh fruit, is what I used to do in my long-distance days.

    Good luck, and I hope it doesn’t rain!


  4. I’m going to stay at with my cousin (and check out the new cushy dorms) while I’m there…but are you going to be at the wedding? I need someone to sit by if you are going…give me a call 573 864-7688 🙂 Even if you’re not going, I’d love to hang out for a while 🙂 🙂 🙂


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