A 5k I didn’t hate!

I actually raced a 5k that I didn't hate.  It was the Brian Kraft 5k (holy speedy race field!) It definitely wasn't fun, but it wasn't horrible.  I think the difference between this 5k and other ones I've raced is that I raced smart.  When I did the Celiac 5k last week, it was 74 …

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Looking for the positives

I was going to title this post "5k's Suck" and blog about how hard they are, how they hurt, how your lungs burn and how I would honestly rather race a marathon than race a 5k, but I realized that I already did a blog post called "Newsflash: 5ks Suck" a couple years ago and …

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Signing up for more pain!

How come racing a 5k sounds more painful and less fun to me than racing a marathon??  It's a necessary evil though, in my quest for a speedier half marathon time.  So in addition to the Celiac 5k (this weekend), I registered for the Brian Kraft 5k on Memorial Day.  Ouch.  At 22:35, my 5k …

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Halloween Hustle 5k: Winners!

Super fun morning with Meghan and Mom at the Halloween Hustle 5k (sponsored by Meg's CC team).  I dropped Meg off early (she was volunteering), then went home and changed into a costume.  Didn't tell her I'd be dressing up.  I think she was embarrassed!  🙂 Grandma Dory (my mom) did her first 5k at …

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Winning!

Update:  results are up on raceberry. I did, in fact, finish first female! 25:12.9  (pink hat lady was 17 seconds behind me!) 1/77 females 16/143 overall finishers Winning! Yep.  I actually won a 5k today (for the females, obviously not the WHOLE thing)!  I think.*  It was the Celiac 5k run/walk in Victoria.  We have …

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Newsflash: 5ks suck

You'd think a 5k would be easier than a marathon, but not for me.  I raced  a 5k this morning and it hurt.  I took off way to fast (5:45 pace when I looked down at garmin about a tenth of a mile in) in an effort to keep up with the young cross country …

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