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Follow up to the running thread from a few weeks ago. Ran my first

5k this morning at a local turkey trot. Finished in 24:06, 7 out of 59 for my age group (50-54). Was hoping to break 24:00, but got off to waaaayyy too fast a start and totally gassed at the end (got passed by a surprisingly fast old guy with a speed walker sort of running technique at the end…. Lol). But overall happy with the results. Will know to pace myself better in future races.

Interestingly enough, my biggest breakthrough in my training came when I realized I was breathing wrong — in through the nose, out through the mouth. Once I switched to breathing in through the mouth and nose, I immediately shaved 2+ minutes off my time. I guess I hadn’t been getting enough oxygen breathing in through my nose. Also helped a lot with my heart rate which was my concern from my original post in that last thread.

Anyway, thanks again for all the input and encouragement and happy thanksgiving to everyone

Posted: 11/25/2021 at 10:07AM


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