Quick check-in from me.
This morning I ran in the Bridge to Brisbane fun-run. It has a 10km and 5km course, and I ran the 5km. I say ran, but really, it was more of a jog. In intervals.
When I entered (back in June) I was planning on completing the Couch to 5k program. Well, I started, but then got waylaid. I hadn't actually made it past Week 3. Such a shame. However, I took what I learnt from that and tried to run in interval fashion. I decided, when I entered, to take my chances on entering into the 'Joggers' category as opposed to the 'Walkers' category. The Joggers were meant to finish <45min. (Runners <30min). I actually got rather worried about that because I hadn't finished my C25K training, I was worried that I would take longer than 45minutes and I'd be disqualified.
Turns out, after emailing the organisers, it's not a <45min but more ~45min. <Rolls eyes>. Urgh... being a maths person, those terms are pretty darn concrete. LESS THAN is not the same as AROUND/ABOUT/APPROX. Grrrr.....
My biggest worry was that I wouldn't finish in the time I was meant to for my category. I actually felt really anxious and keyed up about it before the race. I have to wonder if I felt nervous/worried in my other races or more excited? On reflection, I can't recall. I want to keep an eye out on it though for next time.
So anyhow, ran the race this morning, not all at once, broke it into to walk/jog intervals. Think I managed to jog the whole 1st kilometre! After that, I ran to music, making sure I ran for the duration of an entire song - those with pumping jams at least. I think it helped, because I ran faster when I was running along to music.
And.... drumroll please.....
My official finishing time was......
UNDER 45 MINUTES?!?!? Wahoo!! I'm so very excited about that, yay!
Aaaaaaanad... I guess the toils of the day are starting to take affect (effect?) on me. Time I think to heat up some dinner (Rich beef casserole) and curl up on the couch with some TV. It's my plan, and I like it : )