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    ...happy bike owner... antimike's Avatar
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    Did my first official 5K today

    Yeah I did my first century on Saturday and I did my first official 5K distance today.

    The weather was a little cold, the course had hills which I haven't really run on, and it had mud. I got my shoes muddy and they are NEW!!!

    I have done longer distances 4.2 or 4.4 miles but that was a stairclimb integrated over the course as well (Bisbee 1000), but never an official 5k. It was a good day to be out, but I definitely had some issues. I kept my pace up faster than I typically run on the treadmill. I think that as far as training goes, I need to run outside more. Running on the pavement/trails/ground is definitely much harder than running on the treadmill.

    Below is the link to the run using my Timex Run Trainer
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    Hopefully I'll get into 10k and beyond soon. I thought about registering for a triathlon either Olympic distance or maybe a Half Ironman. I think I'd need to do some serious training.

    I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and got to spend time with their family, friends, and loved ones!

    Any of you guys do triathlons or distance running of any sort?

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    Senior Member Mithrandir's Avatar
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    Turkey Trot?

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    ...happy bike owner... antimike's Avatar
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    Yeah sorta, it was a "Cross Country 5k" I got my shoes muddy...lame!

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    Congratsabout the 5k. Conquering hills and mud just makes you more awesome. Bummer about the shoes though. Think of it less as dirt and more as your shoes' battle scars.

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    Congrats. I do some triathlons (though not as often as I'd like). So far only sprint distance, but hoping to do some longer ones next season.

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