I waited a few days to interview my little Sister on her first 5K. I wanted it to fully sink in how far she went. I was really surprised by her answers and you will see how she totally melts my heart.
I made Lisa a training plan for her first 5K and my goal was to only have her run 3 days a week. I met up with her a few times to make sure she was getting her runs in and to gauge how she was doing. She also had goals to reach such as run a mile straight and if she runs a 5k in 30 mins or less we’ll go get pedicures.
Name: Lisa (also goes by Doodle Bug)
Me: What got you started to run and train for your first 5K?
Lisa: My Sister. I wanted to be like her.
Editor’s Note: Awwww! Did not expect this answer. I expected “My sister made me. She is so mean”
Me: How did you do in your first race?
Lisa: Pretty good, I guess.
Editor’s Note: 1.) she finished and 2.) she placed in her age group….even if she was the only one 🙂
Me: Do you want to run other distances? Something farther?
Editor’s Note: Wow. Ok!
Me: Will you ever run a marathon?
Lisa: I’ll try…
Editor’s Note: WOW! OK!!!! Totally surprised me with that answer.
Me: Favorite part of the race?
Lisa: The end when I passed through the finish line
Me: Least favorite part?
Lisa: Going up the hill
Editor’s Note: It was a very short hill.
Me: Do you have any running goals?
Lisa: Being ready for the next one.
Editor’s Note: I think now she knows what to expect for a race. And I think she slacked on some training but know she knows better.
Me: What did you eat post race?
Lisa: pancakes, eggs and bacon
Editor’s Note: And my toast.
Me: How sore were you post race?
Lisa: Immediately after my muscles were sore and I wanted to pass out. But I was fine the next day.
Me: What will you do differently for your next 5K?
Lisa: Practice more.
Lisa’s next 5K will be Memorial Day weekend so she’ll have about a month to train and get ready. I would really like to get her to run 1 5K race a month and see how she improves over the year. Her official time for her first 5K was 42:04 a 13:34 pace. So no pedicures this round but I’m pretty sure she’ll cut off a lot of time on her next 5K.