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Running My Fastest 5K

I ran a 5K this morning for the local pregnancy help center and came in first in my age division.

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That’s a first for me.  I ran it in 34 minutes even with a good size hill at the end (category 5).  A year ago I ran a 5K for Jefferson City Diocese Vocations and I believe my time was 42 minutes.  It doesn’t seem like much difference but this is a pace of 10:37 per mile.   Last years was a pace of 13:05.  The average pace of women age 50 – 54 is 13:20 based on 10,000 women of that age group running 5K’s in 2010.

Memorial run

So that’s a major milestone for me.  I’ve always been the slow runner in the back and for today, I wasn’t the fastest, but not the slowest either.

It was a good day.

Here’s a picture me (#11) and my LIFE Runner team mates that also ran the 5K…

LIFE Runners


15 comments on “Running My Fastest 5K

  1. MikeW says:


    1. Anne says:

      Thanks Mike!

  2. Anne says:

    I slept 11 hours night after run. Wow, I normally am doing good to get 7 hours in…that run wore me out. Also, went back to look at results from last April’s 5K – time was 43 minutes not 42. Shaved 9 minutes off of 5 K in one year.

  3. amandakocz says:


  4. lizzieoakes says:

    that’s a great speed Anne! Well done. 🙂

    1. Anne says:

      Thanks Lizzie! It’s been a long time coming. Have a wonderful Sunday! Hoping you break-through your writers block. Everyone suffers from it one time or other. Leave it and maybe it will find you back. Take care –

  5. kruzmeister says:

    Well done Anne, wonderful time and result! Congratulations! – Simone

    1. Anne says:

      G’day Simone! Thanks so much and good luck to you with the Ironman – exciting!

  6. Awesome! Congratulations!

  7. You shaved 8 minutes off of your 5K time in one year? Yeah, that’s a big deal!
    Congrats on 1st place!

    1. Anne says:

      Thanks! Have a great day!

  8. dlauf3 says:

    That is fantastic… You just keep getting better and better! Congrats on 1st place!

    1. Anne says:

      Thanks! It was a lot of fun!

  9. glenn says:

    Awesome! That’s fantastic. Congratulations on winning your age group!

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