A Nemesis no Mo! Smashing a sub-40 5k at the Dublin MoRun!

A year ago this weekend I ran my first ever race, the 5k Mo Run. You can read my race report if you want, and you’ll see that I was pretty nervous for the race, but also excited. I ran/walked that race in 46:15.

This year I decided to run the 5k again, for nostalgia mostly but also to hit a target time that thus far, I have been unable to hit.

I wanted to run 5k in under 40 minutes.

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5k MoRun? Mo of the same please!

This morning at 7am I was up and getting ready for my first 5k run.  And when I say first, I mean first! The furthest I’ve ever been able to run has been 3k!  This was also my first official, organized run and when I got up this morning I was soooo nervous! I hadn’t slept well, although I wasn’t tired and did feel energized. I got to the course extra early, as I didn’t want to arrive feeling rushed.  I took the chance to soak up the atmosphere and shake off my nerves!

I had so many thoughts and impressions of the morning, I can’t really share them all, but here are the highlights!

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5 days and Counting!

In 5 days I’ll be running my first 5km;  a Movember MoRun that I signed up for in August!  I’m still feeling pretty good, although if I really stop to think about it I get a little hollow feeling in the pit of my stomach.  I think the nerves are there, simmering under the surface.

I know I can do 5k.  Technically I already do because on running nights I walk 2km home from work (briskly!), get in and changed and stretched and then I’m back out running my usual 3km route.  I shouldn’t be nervous about 5km right?!

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