Friday, November 20, 2015

Harvest Hustle 5K recap

On Saturday, I headed to Gray's Lake for another 5K. I had only signed up a few weeks ago, but I liked the cause and also the fact that it was organized by college students.  Also, I've run at Gray's Lake a few times but not as often as I would like, so this was a good excuse for some new scenery.

When I arrived 40 minutes before race time, I was confused as to why there weren't many people there. I wondered if I had gotten the time wrong, but the location was definitely correct as there were tents and tables set up along with a deejay.  Slowly, more people showed up, but there were still less than 70 runners by the time the race started.  And nearly all of them were college students. This made me nervous. I'm slow, and I started to worry I might come in last. Silly worry, I know. Because it's not about first and last, but I was still anxious about it.  Fortunately some other non-college students showed up, and I relaxed a little about where I would finish.

It was a beautiful day, and I felt good for most of the run. The first mile was tough (it always is), but I found my stride and finished.  I haven't kept up with my running or workouts for the past few months, so I was pleased with my overall time.

Good - 36:00 or above
Great - 34:01-35:59
Awesome - 34:00 or faster

That means this race was GREAT.  I'm still aiming for that AWESOME mark. I have two more 5Ks this year, so I'll see if I can get there.

This was my eighth race of 2015, and my goal for the year was to do 10. I should reach that if my plans hold up. 


Last week's workouts
Friday: 2-mile walk
Saturday:  Harvest Hustle 5K!!!
Sunday: Off
Monday: 45 minutes of intervals on the treadmill
Tuesday: Zumba at home
Wednesday: 2-mile jog + 1-mile of intervals on indoor track
Thursday: Off


  1. Great job, girl! I'd be happy to finish at 40!

  2. Great job & time! I always get more anxious with smaller races since I'm not speedy either. But I will say, I have actually come in last (with the police car following right behind me) and it was not nearly as embarrassing as I imagined. And turned out to be a PR for me even though I was last!

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