Running and running

Last night, I happily ran 3.1 miles (jogged, with a minute of walking segments interspersed) getting ready for Saturday's North Hills 5k. It was a flat route, so the total exertion was less than what Saturday's hilly route will be, but I was pleased with a total time of 48 minutes and 22 seconds. I'm feeling confident that I'll be able to run the 5k with minimal walking segments, and I hope to be around 50 minutes or less - though any time I finish will be better than people who just sit on the couch.

I've run this 5k several times.

2016 - 51:06 (first time, as I was in the middle of the Couch to 5k program)
2017 - 45:12 (Was running at least 50% of the time, and happy with my progress)
2018 - 48:15 (Had an illness that would lead to overexertion and dizziness)

I still struggle with some of the overexertion, but it is better this year than it was last year. I'm consistently running quarter mile or half mile segments before needing a minute to walk, and several times, I've been able to run two miles without having any walking breaks. I'll make it a priority to continue at least twice a week throughout the winter so I don't have to start at 0 in April.


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