I had 2 New Year resolutions for 2009.
Tonight, I accomplished one.
I ran 5k in 29:52!
In case you're wondering, that's fast.
This also confirms that I ran the Bread and Honey 5k really fast.
I did it on the treadmill and wow, it was hard to keep chugging along at the speed. I admit that I took 10 seconds here and there to drink some water and wipe my face off (running in nothing but short shorts and a sports bra in the basement is still super HOT and sweaty), but I ran it strong. I started at 5.8 pace and ran that for 5 minutes before running the last 25 at 6.3. I think I'll put a nice even 6.0 on next time and see what I do.
I was looking back at my early running posts from the beginning of this year and I really can not believe how far I've come. I remember being excited to be able to run at a 5.0 pace and to hit 3.5km.
Crazy how far a person can go if they put their mind to it.
I feel good, really good.
I'm still trying to decide if I'm going to do the CIBC Run for the Cure on October 4th. It would be my 4th 5k this year and it would be a nice race to do two weeks before the zoo run. I will do it in Oakville. Hmm.
Perhaps it is time to set a new goal. Maybe I should aim for five 5k races in 2009?