This past Halloween morning I ran my first 5k race since training began. Wasn't anxious at all- and just tried to focus on pacing and posture.
I met by goal by crossing the finish at 29:45 - my last 5k time was 31 minutes... my goal was to get around 30.
When I went to look at the results I was shocked to see that I was 4th in my age group- out of about 20, 25-29 year olds.
I did it all at a 9:37 pace - my pace during my last 5k was about a 10 minute mile pace. So a new Katie record. I had a good time and met a trainer with the local running club- so I think after the next few weeks I will join it for the long runs over 6 miles.