Power walkers beware: here comes the 5Ker 😀

My third week postgrad. Still going strong. πŸ’ͺ

First run of this week marked my first ever sub-35 5K at 34:59. πŸ˜„

This morning's run was supposed to be nice and steady one, but unexpected thing happened. I was right in the middle of my run, fighting small incline, appropriately reducing the speed when this fit annoying power-walker zoomed pass me. Oh, no you won't, I said to myself, but couldn't keep up as much as I wanted. Soon after that the incline was finished and there was this flat and steady part. I could still see him in the distance. After that the decline started and I went full-on for what I later realised was my fastest 1 mile ever at less than 6 min/km or 10 min/mile pace. And I caught up, overtaking him in one glorious sprint. I think the poor guy was scared from the noise of my heavy breathing and tumping of my legs, he turned his head to look at me. Yeah? Who's the runner now?

After that I cleverly moved into the woods and, making sure he wasn't looking, slowed down to a crawl.

Somehow managed to finish my 5K half minute faster than my PB, but the all experience felt great. I am slow but competitive and can't wait to build up the speed. Next time I'm running where there are no other people around. Or maybe I'll just chase my shadow. πŸ˜‚

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  • LOL! Nice one. Thanks for that :D

    I laughed when you mentioned the annoying power walker that zoomed past you into the distance, and again when he heard you panting behind him!! lol Well done on showing him who's boss though! ;)

    It's great when you get things like that happen though as it seems to spur us on to do our personal bests, so I'm all for them! :P

  • I can tolerate those fitter and younger runners, but walkers... No way Hose. 😎

  • Well done! This would be me also if someone zoomed past me so it made me chuckle!

    Keep up the good work! :)

  • Brilliant post! Well done you !

    That will teach him, but watch out for those shadows, they are nearly always one step ahead :)

  • Well, I'll try running into the sunset, shadow would be behind me. I'll show them shadows who's the boss. πŸ˜„

  • You go for it!!!!

  • Lol this really made me laugh. Thanks for sharing πŸ˜€

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