August 9, 2011

Pale is The New Tan 5K Results & Playlist

Last Friday, I ran my first 5K since last October! I'm really trying to get back in shape, so I signed up for the race as a sort of benchmark for my training. I plan on running a Labor Day weekend 5K and wanted to have something for comparison.

My official time is listed as 35:29. However, I tracked on my watch and had 34:51. I stopped the watch when I actually stopped running for a few seconds at the 2 water stops (it was so.humid.). I set a goal for under 35 minutes, so I'll say my watch was right! My last two 5ks have been 33-34 minutes, so I was pleased with this time, especially since my training last week was sub par. I took 3 1-1:30 walking breaks.

I need to decide on my goal for the CFA 5k: No walks, or faster time? What do you suggest?

I made a playlist for the race and thought I'd share it with you all. These are a few of the songs I've been enjoying on the treadmill this summer!

Sorry for the lack of posting this week...haven't felt that great. Next week should be back to normal!

What are your favorite workout songs?


Ally Garner said...

Congrats on the 5K Lauren!! I'm so proud of you. That time is pretty awesome girl, especially in this insufferable heat. Jeff swears the most humid place on the planet is Memphis, Tennessee. I'd have to agree with him. Good on 'ya!

Thanks for the running playlist tips. Mine is the worst - i'm still playing songs i've been running to for the last 10 years. Lame.

Have a great weekend! Can't wait for the next wedding installment :)

Ally Garner said...

Just wanted to stop by & check on you. Haven't heard from you in a while. Hope you, J & the new puppy are doing great!