I’ve completed my first 5k, and I was very excited to complete it as part of my affiliate fatblogging odyssey.
As I was preparing for the race, I saw a lot of 5k tutorials that recommended working up to it over 6-12 weeks, and I probably pushed myself too quick into it (all in just a few weeks).
Also, all of my practice was on flat trails, and I was brutally surprised by the inclines during the 5k.
So while I finished it, and I am satisfied about that, I would have loved to have a better time. I think I’ll go back to the drawing board and run shorter lengths to properly build up my speed and stamina.
Here are my embarrassing stats…
Yep, 22 out of 22 for my age/gender group of guys aged 35-39 and 360th overall. No medal this time around. There were children ahead of me!
Anyhow, I’ve been looking around for other races in the area and plan to run some 5k’s in September and October.
As far as the weight, I’m still stuck at 218. While I exercised a whole lot leading up to the 5k, I also made a trip down to Maryland for the Tax Talk & Crab Feast at the buy.at office, and mixed some great networking with too many eats and drinks.
Starting weight: 225
Last week: 218
This week: 218