Sunday, 8 July 2012

Adelaide Parklands 5km loop

Such a little distance yet so much to say. . . But first let me share this with you

Yep not only did I achieve my goal of sub 25 minutes. . . I smashed it! With 32 females in the field I came in 2nd with a time of 22 minutes and 56 seconds.

I woke up this morning feeling PUMPED, which was suprising since I didn't get to bed until midnight and was up at 2.30am and 5.30am with Little A! After enjoying lots of cuddles and playtime with the little guy I headed off to the race. . .

I arrived with enough time to do a 10 minute warm up jog before lining up at the start line. The course was a 5km loop and already out there were the 10km and 25km runners. It sure makes you feel fast entering a field of runners who have already been going for an hour and are doing double or five times the distance you are!!!!!

I really wasn't sure how to pace myself for the distance and ended up deciding to run it on "feel". Heading out I felt great and for the first time in all my race history my first km wasn't my slowest and my last km wasn't my fastest.

My splits were:


Even though this isn't my typical style I raced well and finished knowing that I gave it my all. I am loving this shorter distance racing. . . I have enjoyed the post race high all day without the tired sore legs that come from longer distances. I am looking forward to a nice easy run tomorrow and working towards my next goal. . . Sub 50minute 10km!


  1. AMAZING! great job and something to really be proud of!! glad you like the shorter distances- I can't get "into" them since I think I fear pushing myself that hard in such a short time!

  2. Hello there!

    Yes it is definitely a whole new experience "flogging" yourself for the WHOLE race. There are certainly no "cruisey" ks in the 5K :)

    Hope you had a great weekend! :)