Tuesday, June 7, 2016

5K in 4 weeks

The running has been so-so.  Not great ... but I have been running.  I'm very goal oriented when it comes to running ... and probably with most things in life.  I always need a target for motivation.  So, we'll be running our annual 5K on the 4th of July.

At this point I've got a modest goal ... just break 20 minutes.  In the past this would have been no problem since only 4 out of the 17 total 5K's I've ran have been slower than 20 minutes.  But I can't stress to you enough just how out of shape I am right now.

I had a pretty good run in Iowa City this morning with 9 total miles.  I also did 4 - 1 mile repeats at 6:23, 6:08, 6:13, 6:17 with about 1 minute rest in between.  So not bad.

I think if I can drop about 5-6 lbs between now and the 4th of July, I should be able to hit my goal.  I'm definitely headed in the right direction and have been building a little more consistency.  Just gotta keep at it!


  1. I have nothing but bad 5ks...I wish you a good and fast 5k!

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  3. How do you take these pictures? I'm guessing you don't have paparazzi following you around?


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