My First 5K Race – Lesson Learnt : Pace Yourself.

This morning I ran my first 5K – the Susan G. Komen Race for cure. It was a great experience, I was astonished my the number of people who showed up to show their support for the breast cancer cause. Microsoft has a booth showcasing HealthVault, and thanks to Anna, myself and Maris could participate in race as part of HealthVault team.

I started a little too fast as the table below will show, my first mile was a little too fast (started 7:00, averaged 7:53), which affected the third mile (avg 8:50min). Overall all I finished my first 5K in 26:04 mins, I was hoping to be in ball park of 22 mins but oh well, lesson learnt to pace myself and it was all for a good cause :). Here are the stats for the graphical and analytical folks:

Thanks to Maris for pushing me mile 2 onwards, she paced herself well, caught up with me around beginning of mile 2 and hey seemed like a machine on mile 3 when I was panting and barely able to keep up with her. She could easily have finished the race in 22-23 mins, if i didn’t hold her back ;).

Anyways, it was a morning well spent with lots of friends (yay! Maggie…) and colleagues (yay! HealthVault..) participating in the race. Oh and the yogurt at finish line was delicious…

One thought on “My First 5K Race – Lesson Learnt : Pace Yourself.

  1. Way to go!!! Great learning experience about pacing, I knew you would not believe me without experiencing it for yourself :). You need to run a smarter 5K sometime soon to get a faster PR.


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