A few days ago I was on twitter catching up on a few posts and I saw that someone had signed up for a virtual 5k run via Running, Loving, Living you could choose to do 5k or 10k or both and you could walk, jog or run. So I thought why not. Also the good part is there are prizes, everyone who takes part gets put into the draw for the super cool prizes. I did a few virtual 5ks a few years back and thought it would be good practise for the two 5k walks Im doing next month.
I planned to go out to a nice quiet, flat location to complete the 5k, but it was quite warm outside today so I decided I would face the treadmill!! For those of you who don't know, last month I was on the treadmill and fell off, and twisted my knee and back, and I haven't faced it since, so I wasn't overly keen on getting back on. I decided to keep it at a nice steady pace, no attempting to run like I did last time, so I stayed between 3 and 3.5 mph, the first mile was really easy, then I started to find it harder, what didn't help is the fact the sun started shining through the window on to me and the treadmill, but I wasn't going to get off to close the blinds, so I carried on. The last mile was the hardest and I thought I was never going to see the display say 3.11 - but it eventually did, and it felt so good to have done it.
Not sure if it was because I was in the sun or just I was working hard, but I don't think I've sweated so much in my life. Don't worry I drank a liter of water whilst on the treadmill and plan to go and drink some more now.
So my finishing time, which was a bit slower than I would have liked, but I do find I'm slower on the treadmill in general anyway was 59 mins and 57 seconds, so I just broke the hour :) This will now be my target to beat for the two 5k's next month.
|Proof I ran 3.11 miles (5k) in 59 mins 57 secs|
|It was a hard, sweaty workout!|