Category Archives: C25K

My 15th “5K” Race (Ever)

I did it again.  This is the 4th 5K race in a row – although my first race in 11 months – where I could not run the whole thing.  Towards the end of this one, I want to say … Continue reading

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Workout – 10/3/14

Today is a huge milestone. I went for a 5K run after breakfast and ran the whole 3.1 miles.  I cannot remember the last time that happened.  Could be a year…maybe/probably longer. It was hard – and I had to … Continue reading

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My 14th “5K” Race (Ever)

I ran a very hard 5K race today. It’s full of hills. This is the 3rd time I have run this race. And, I failed. Twice, I had to break down into a walk. I was simply going too fast. … Continue reading

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My 5K Race Time History

I have run twelve 5K races in the last 23 months (since I started running). Below are my GPS times for each race: 5K Race Minutes Seconds 1st 26 35 2nd 25 31 3rd 25 34 4th 24 40 5th … Continue reading

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My 12th “5K” Race (Ever)

I was off for this race today. I got up at 6 AM and had some oatmeal, a glass of water, and a cup of decaf tea – since I had to get my 9-year old son to his baseball … Continue reading

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My 11th “5K” Race (Ever)

I did well this morning. There were only 74 runners in the race – and most of them were running with dogs. But, I finished third overall. That’s a first for me. Also per the results, I finished 3rd out … Continue reading

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My Race History

Here is the history of my race running, to date, including yesterday: Date 11/27/11 12/11/11 3/25/12 4/15/12 4/22/12 Age In Race 49 49 49 49 49 Total In Race 317 615 206 418 908 Total Men In Race 138 283 … Continue reading

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My 9th “5K” Race (Ever)

Like I said, I am calling this one a 5K.  And, the results are now in… There were 274 runners in the race – and I finished 67th overall. Also per the results, I finished 45th out of the 135 … Continue reading

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Workout – 1/1/13

Even though I was sore from the gym yesterday and feeling incredibly fat today, I went for a run at 10 AM. It was cool out there – RealFeel® 32° F with some decent wind at times – but, I … Continue reading

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Workout – 12/2/12

I went for a run after breakfast – even though I was in no mood for it.  For some reason, I am tired today.  I think the work-week stress caught up  to me – especially because I have been dealing … Continue reading

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My 8th 5K Race (Ever)

So much for my pre-race fears this morning about the course, weather, etc. Today, I ran in my 8th 5K race in the past year.  It’s also the 8th 5K race that I have ever run.  (I’ve only been running … Continue reading

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Pre-Race Fears

In less three hours, the starting gun will fire for my 5K race today. This course is a killer – monster hills.  Last year, I ran it – and it was my first 5K ever – and I did it … Continue reading

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5 Days Until I Turn 50

I went for a run at 9:30 AM today. It was very quiet on the streets. I guess everyone is inside cooking and/watching the parade. I went into this one with the mindset that I wanted to run fast. I … Continue reading

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Brrrr…What A Difference A Year Makes

The forecast says it’s going to be 36° F with a RealFeel® Temp of 23° F when my race on Sunday starts. That’s a big difference from when I ran this race last year. But, I have run in colder … Continue reading

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17 Days Until I Turn 50

I went for a run this morning after breakfast.  My intent was to do four miles.  And, I decided to try a somewhat new route. But, I didn’t anticipate that this new route would be so hilly! Nonetheless, I kept … Continue reading

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16 Days Until My Next 5K Race

I am really looking forward to my next 5K race. This is the same one that I did one year ago – which was my first 5K race, ever.  It’s a tough route with monster hills.  But, I think I … Continue reading

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19 Days Until I Turn 50

I went for a run tonight before dinner.  It was dark and cold out there at the start (with a RealFeel® Temp of 37° F). I decided to take my “harder” 5K route with the big hill and then branch … Continue reading

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21 Days Until I Turn 50

I got on the scale this morning and it read 179.5 pounds.  So, the weight gain horror continues. Related, I decided to go for a run this morning.  I set out to do a 5K and was interested to see … Continue reading

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My 7th 5K Race (Ever)

I got over my fears this morning and ran my 5K race today. It was hard.  I did great, for me, over the first two miles – hitting that marker at 16:00.  But, there were more hills in this one … Continue reading

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Not Bad For An Old Guy & Newbie Runner

One year and seven months ago, shortly after turning age 48, I completed the C25K program.  Before that time, I never “ran” in my whole life. Eight and a half months later, I ran my first 5K race. And, since … Continue reading

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My 6th 5K Race (Ever)

The rain held up and it was a decent  morning for my 5K race today. My time for the race was 25 minutes and 22 seconds on my GPS and 25 minutes and 26 seconds on the race clock. I was … Continue reading

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6th 5K Race Tomorrow

Tomorrow will be my 6th 5K race (ever).  It’s been a long time since my last 5K race – which was 5 1/2 months ago.  (I ran my first one, ever, about 10 months ago.) The weather looks bad: Cloudy, … Continue reading

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Time For Another 5K Race?

It’s been about 4 1/2 months since I last ran a 5K race.  And, it’s been a while since I have been about to run 3.1 miles without stopping – probably close to three months. In any event, there’s a … Continue reading

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My 5th 5K Race (Ever)

Well, it did rain today.  But, my race went on away.  And, boy, was it a big one.  There were 908 people running in this one.  Yes, nine hundred and eight! My time for the race was 25 minutes and 6 … Continue reading

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My 4th 5K Race (Ever)

My concerns this morning turned out to be a false alarm.  And, I ended up having a very good race – for me – all things considered. My time for the 3.1 miles was 24 minutes and 40 seconds.  This … Continue reading

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