Yesterday evening was a pleasant and warm. Although it had rain for most of the afternoon, by the time I got home from work the rain had stopped. It was warm. I would say in the mid 60’s. Quite warm for mid November.
So, I decided to take advantage of the nice pleasant weather and get in a run.
I didn’t run through the final day of the C25K program. Rather, I just ran a simple 5K. Maybe just to see if I could do it. Maybe because I don’t want to finish the C25K because I’m timid about what comes next.
I was somewhat tired before I started the run. I probably didn’t warm up enough before I started. My total time for the 3.13 miles was 32:38 for a 10:25 pace, according the Nike+ app. My spilt times were 10:23, 10:30 and 10:25. I guess it’s not too bad. And, most likely, this 10:25 average pace is my ‘official’ starter pace. From here, I can only improve. I would like to break the 30 minute mark on a 5K, which would have a 9:39 pace, which is almost 50 seconds faster per mile than what I’m running now. Yay!
In other news, I registered for a new race … the New Castle Mini Marathon. It’s on June 18, 2016 in New Castle Indiana. The cost of the event was $44 with a $4.22 service charge. That’s $3.37 a mile. Not too bad.
It’s a small event. I couldn’t find 2015 results for the event. But in 2014, there were 70 runners in the mini marathon. The average pace 2:06:53. The last runner came in at 3:30:29 and the first runner finished in 1:28:19. I’ll probably be toward the back of the pack.
So … I have two mini marathons on the schedule for 2016. Yay!