Tuesday, September 20, 2011

FEAT 5k - Saturday, Sept 24

With the Bourbon Chase being just 2.5 weeks away, running is on my mind all the time!  I wanted to do a 5k before the BC and I'm signed up for one this Saturday!  Last October I did a 5k for FEAT = Families for Effective Autism Treatment and I'm doing it again this year.  You can read the race recap here, but if you don't want to, here were my stats:

3.12 miles (course was slightly long or else I started my Garmin too early or stopped it too late)
26:21 finish
Average pace: 8:28
Lap 1: 8:49
Lap 2: 8:43
Lap 3: 8:03

Wow.  I was in good shape last fall!  I read those stats this morning and immediately felt the pressure to turn on the heat.  My target pace for the Bourbon Chase is a 9:30 mile so that is what I will aim for in the 5k.  If I can finish around 28:30 I will be pleased.

I think my runs for the past several months haven't been that great.  They've been all right and I can't truly complain, but they haven't been my best.  I've been leaving my Garmin at home a lot because I know it will say that I'm running slowly.  Come to think of it, I don't think I've done a race since the Springtime!However, with my new shoes (which I still love) I think I'll get back some of that running confidence.  Last night I ran 3.5 and I felt pretty strong!  Getting up the hills in Cherokee Park wasn't difficult and I probably could have run more.  One thing I need is a running buddy!  Group runs are so effective for motivation and training and I haven't run with another person in forever.  Wanted: a running partner for once a week!  Anyone interested?

Any other Louisville people running the FEAT 5k on Saturday morning?  It's at Westport Village at 8:30 am. 


  1. I am much slower than you otherwise we could maybe run together. I definitely run better with someone else but I am closer to a 10-10:30 min/mile with plenty of walking breaks. I would really slow you down!

    I'm not running another race til the Big Hit Half (that I know of). Unless my Dad puts down the cash on registration fees, the hubby won't let me. I'd easily spend $100's of dollars on race fees!

  2. I meant to tell you, my team name is A Shot For Every Season! We start Friday at 12! Hope to see you there! Post on my blog what your team name is! I'm hoping to average 9:30's too! We'll see!