New 5K PR!

This morning I woke up bright and early to run the final Fenton Payne and Fred 5K.  I was sad to learn that this is going to be its final year.  For me, this race is very sentimental.  Five years ago it was my first race, and I have run it every year since.  It was the hardest thing I had ever done at the time and I think crossing that finish line changed my life forever.

After finishing the race 5 years ago with a time of 47:32…Oh, and did I mention I work cotton socks?  Rookie fail!

fenton payne 2009


I was planning on pushing myself since I have been doing so much speed work, so I started the morning off with my breakfast of champions, toast with Sunbutter.


Armed with my rockstar skirt and my new compression sleeves I headed to the race.



The race started and I began running 2:1 intervals, feeling pretty strong the first mile.  During mile 2, I started to fade a little but pushed through mile 3, kicking hard to the finish line for a new PR!


Mile 1 – 12:01

Mile 2 – 12:18

Mile 3 – 11:42

New PR – 37:32 (official time)



I am sad to see this one go but there are many new races on the horizon.

Do you have memories of your first race?


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