Back in training: Update #2

Phillies 5K logoAs I posted previously, I am currently training for the sold-out Phillies’ 2nd annual 5k race on March 31 as part of my latest efforts to lose a total of 40 pounds. This is the second in what will be a series of updates here…

I took advantage of today’s spring-like weather in the low 60s and ran 3.11 miles — the equivalent of a 5K — in 34 min., 10 sec. Considering, I ran 3.2 miles in 34 min., 18 sec. a few days ago, I didn’t really improve any and — unless I can run .09 miles in 8 seconds — probably did worse.

You can read my post from Saturday for specifics, but I finished my only real 5K race in 27 min., 54 sec. back in fall 2006. However, I had been running regularly in the months leading up to it (the first time I ever ran like that in my life) and had lost 35 pounds. Now, after putting all the weight back on and being five-plus years older, my goal is to finish the Phillies 5K in less than 30 minutes.

I’ll be posting updates on my progress here once or twice a week.

 

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