Jingle Bell Run 5k

01 Dec

Thanks to some very generous people I was able to raise $410 for the Arthritis Foundation! I was thrilled about that; it was twice as much as I had hoped to raise.

My intentions for this race were to run hard, but not to the point of total exhaustion (I was going quadding in the afternoon). I like running for 5 minutes and then getting a 1 minute walk break, that seems to be working very well for me right now, so that’s what I did.

I ran my first mile in 10:15 (1 walk break), the second mile in 10:54 (2 walk breaks) and the last mile in 10:25 (2 walk breaks), and I hauled ass the last 0.1 mile (my Garmin shows it at 6 something per minute! lol)

The whole run came to 32: 18, a 10:26 min/mile pace. Not a PR, but a step in the right direction.

It was a very good run overall, I enjoyed it, it was actually more fun then when I ran it 3 years ago. For some reason I enjoy running in the streets of Columbus, and 3 miles seems like such a short distance now!

I am looking forward to next weeks “8 on the 8th”; it’s been a while since I have run that far.


Posted by on December 1, 2007 in 5k, Race


6 responses to “Jingle Bell Run 5k

  1. kate

    December 2, 2007 at 10:25 pm

    Awesome job! I know what you mean about running through the streets of Columbus. I got a little nostalgic crossing over streets we ran on as part of the marathon course just a few weeks ago. What a thrill!

  2. Nancy

    December 3, 2007 at 12:07 am

    Glad you are joining the 8 wave. I haven’t run that much either, should be very interesting. It will also be fun to read the race reports and see how many actually do it. Nice Jingle Bell run!

  3. smchurchi

    December 3, 2007 at 9:05 am

    Congrats on a successful race. I’m so glad to hear that you had a great time at you Jingle Bell race. Keep up the great work!

  4. Cranky!

    December 3, 2007 at 10:57 am

    Those are great times–congrats!

  5. Vickie

    December 4, 2007 at 10:21 am

    Hey, that’s a great time! You were very consistent, and by being consistent, you will eventually get faster without even realizing it! Can’t wait for the 8 on the 8th!

  6. Brian

    December 4, 2007 at 11:26 pm

    Ah, a 5k, and a Christmas one at that! Sounds like fun… Congrats on the “plan” of walking breaks… It seems like it worked for you.

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