Well ive been training and running all summer for 5k racing (running). I cross county in high school and miss it dearly! I hate to always be saying "i used to" but here goes:
In high school I started running Cross County after my baseball coach recommended to me to stay fit in the off season. So my sophmore year i took his advice. I weighed like 135-140 then. so i started off with my first race running the 5k (3.1 miles) in 23 mins some odd seconds. finished 10th. the next race, 22 mins some odd seconds. and from thereafter i took off one minute every race until i broke 20 mins and was running 3.1 miles in an average time of 19:20 for the rest of the season (like 15 more races) The last race of the season at State Regionals, i ran the 5k in 18:10!!! man was i happy. i missed going to States by 1 place.
Fast forward 6 years of not running and 50 more lbs..
Ive been working in retail from the age of 16 until last year (21 yrs old) then i graduated college and got a desk job gained 15 lbs for a grand total of 185 lbs in December 2008. Took up the gym and converted it all over to muscle and lost my wasitline. However i still weigh the same bc of the muscle i gained going to the gym.
i recently took up running again and to my dissappointment, i am not 16 years old again! i was averaging the same race i used to run in 19:20 in about 28-30 mins!!! man was i mad. So ive been training for our local annual race for the last few montsh and shave off about mins!! i just ran the 5k on saturday in 25:21
...man was i happy. i think i can get down to my old times with about another 6 months of running. just thought i'd share my accomplishments!
i finished 63rd, my fiance finished 100th. pretty food out of 249 runners!!!
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