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Monday, May 27, 2013

My Fastest 5k Training Run and a Hot Date!


Happy Memorial Day! First I want to say thank you to all of those who have given their lives so my family and I can enjoy ours. Thank you to the families who gave you, and now must live without you. Thank you to all who continue to serve.

   As you guys know, I'm running a 5k race on June 8th. My goal is to run it in under 30 mins. I will, I will, I will. No matter what!!
  Saturday I headed out for a practice run. Every time I would look at my Garmin, it was always under a 9 min mile!!  That has NEVER happened before. Never. 
 I ran fast. I did walk a couple of times, but other than that I was giving it all I had.
I ran 3.13 miles, and almost passed out when I saw my time. 27:16!! WHAT??
Ok, let me tell you the truth. I think it's got to be wrong! If I had run fast nonstop, it might be more believable, but there's no way I can run a 5k in 27 mins., with walk breaks too. No way! What if I hadn't taken walk breaks, could I have done it in 26? 
 I'm crazy excited, but still think it has to be wrong! I'll be doing several more of these training runs, so I guess I'll find out for sure!

  My honey took me on a hot date yesterday! We went to Captain's Quarters, a restaurant on the river.
It was a beautiful day. Ahhh...I dream of being rich and owning a boat and a house on the river someday...
The food was amazing too! I got a grilled veggie sandwich. Eggplant, zucchini, squash and red pepper, with a sun dried tomato paste on a brioche bun. It was SO good!!

  Of course my honey knows all about my ice cream addiction, and he loves to spoil me. :)

He's so FINE. Charley boy is pretty cute too.
Louisville, my beautiful city!
How are you spending this Memorial Day?




katie
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  1. If you ran it giving it all you had, even with the walk breaks, I think 27 minutes is totally believable! When I run my 5Ks I always start off keeping something in my reserve. I don't totally push myself all the way because I want to save something for the end. Maybe I'll try your way next time!

    I've seen people at the track who run like that. We keep passing eachother because they'll run really fast and smoke me, then they'll walk and I'll pass them, then they'll run really fast and smoke me again. I've never really noticed who gets ahead in the long run, but I guess that's worth paying attention to next time.

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    1. When I race further distances, I usually hold off a little in the beginning too. But for this race coming up, I'm gonna push myself from the very beginning.
      I know people run/walk, but I hate doing that! I want to just keep running, no stopping. Working on that too! :)

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  2. Awesome Katie!! You will destroy your goal. I'm running a 5k next weekend that I had a PR last year. I will be running with my wife and pacing her hoping to help pace her to a new 5k PR. Getting excited.

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    1. I know you and Melissa will do great! Thanks, Mike!

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  3. You can run a 5K that fast and still have walking breaks! :) So proud of you! Those speed drills you're doing are working!

    This week is my taper week before the Dam to Dam 20K this Saturday! So today I will be running 3 miles! I also have some baby shower invites to finish up for my sister-in-law's shower and I have my niece's birthday party this evening!

    Enjoy your day gorgeous lady! :)

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    1. Thanks girlie! I know those speed drill are definitely working! Can't wait to hear about you 20k!! You will do awesome!

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  4. I'm pretty sure that your app wasn't wrong- you are just that speedy! :) So excited for you! Can't wait for June 8th when you hit that sub-30 outta the park!!

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  5. 27 minutes is do-able ;) Don't doubt your training - you have been working hard! Speed work is serious business and it pays off.
    I'm working today - but I hope you're having a great day!

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    1. Thanks, Beka! Speed work really does help, it's amazing!! :)

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  6. wowzers...congrats on that time - good for you - and good luck in your race this weekend!
    PS. It looks like it was a lovely date!

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  7. OMG Katie, I knew that you could do it!! Now will you please finally believe that you aren't a slow runner? :)

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  8. Wow, you are amazing! I would love to sub a 5k someday!1 Spent Memorial Day celebrating my youngest daughters 19 bday!! Looks like a great date night. I too dream of being rich lol:)

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    1. Thanks Teresa! Sounds like you had an awesome weekend too!

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  9. That is a great pace, congratulations!!!!! Good luck on your race!

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  10. Ahh! You rock! You are SO ready for that 5K!!!!

    You and your husband are both too cute! I love that scarf on you. And that sandwich... nom!!! I had to go to Louisville a lot in summer 2011 for work. That river view is very familiar to me :)

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    1. Thanks girl!! I really think you need to make another trip back here... :)

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  11. Congrats on the training time. Sounds like you're going to do great. I ran my first 5K a few months ago and only had two goals: no walking and finishing under 35 min. I solely credit Andrew WK on my iPod for achieving both of those.

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    1. Thanks Mike! And congrats on your first 5k and beating both of your goals!!

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  12. 9 min mile is something to be proud of. Congrats!

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  13. Nice!!! Keep up the good work. :]
    I'm always shocked how little calories are burned running. It hurts so much...

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