On Saturday, I ran the Run or Dye 5km race in London. It was quite good fun and looked like this…
it was a good run, as you may have already guessed I ran it with Rachel 🙂 we decided we needed a few events before the (eeek) half marathon next year, and as Rachel had not run in an event before, it seemed like this was a good one to start with 🙂 it was a 5k, it was fun and not intimidating and we stood a chance of being a long way from last 😀
In fact we were a really long way from last 😀 we finished it in (according to my phone) 36 mins…which is my fastest ever 5k time!! I do however think that my gps was a bit off in km 5 as it said we did it in just over 5 mins, however, the rest seemed ok and if we did it in the same time as the others (just over 7mins) it was still the fastest 5k I have ever done 😀
this surprised me somewhat!
my conclusion is…running with Rachel is good for both of us! She is naturally faster, so she makes me go faster, I can generally run for longer so I make her walk less…which all put together means we are good for pushing each other 😀
all in all a very successful experiment!
and…just as a reminder, to my self mainly, of how far I have come…this is a little comparison of this year with the last colour run I did…which was almost exactly a year ago!