Long Distance Runner Tries the 5K
As a new and progressing runner, I fell in love with long distances. The first two miles were the worst, then I’d fall into this rhythm and my mind could travel far or wide as my legs did their thing. I ran a couple of 5Ks, but only as stepping-stones to longer races.
In 2016, I revisited the 5K.
3.1 miles intrigued me. You don’t have 2 miles to get into the groove. You have to show up and perform from the start. I spent two months training for the 5K, and I learned a lot.
I cut 2 minutes and 17 seconds off my 5K personal record.