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October 2008

1st 5K!!

Posted by lifl2003 Oct 30, 2008

 

I ran my first 5K last Sunday. 

 

 

It was the Sleepy Hollow 5k here in Massapequa, Long Island.  I began running again this past August.

 

 

I am currently running 4 miles 5 times a week.  I run on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. 4 of my 5 weekly runs are on a treadmill. Saturday is my outside run day.

 

 

I set out for the 5K on a beautiful fall day here on "the Island".  The race was half cross country and half pavement.  I did not know what to expect. 

 

 

The course was beautiful.  The tress here on Long Island are just about at peak color

 

 

I usually run 5K on the treadmill in about 27 minutes.  I wanted to have a reasonable goal.  Being this was my first 5K I just hoped to finish under 30:00. 

 

 

Well I accomplished my goal.  My time was 26:22.  I placed 120th out of 400 runners.  I placed 7th in my age group.  i was very happy. I have my first racing bib to start my collection.

 

 

The whole atmosphere of the race was great.  The sponsors were awesome and the "after run refreshments" were delicious.

 

 

I have definitely been bitten by the running bug.

 

 

My next race is the LI Duck Waddle on Saturday 11/01 at Citibank Park in Central Islip.

 

 

Mike

 

 

 

 

 

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