I ran a 5k and even though I thought I was going to die, I didn’t.

June 1, 2013

Hope you are having a great Saturday.  

The only other official 5k that I have ever done was when I was 5 months pregnant so today was definitely a PR for me.  

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Billy paced me for the second half and he didn’t even break a sweat.  I know.  Boys.  

I finished 2nd overall (incredibly small race) and first place female in 19:28 which is a 6:16 average pace.  It hurt.  But I loved it (in the end, it was anything but love during mile 3) and I want to do more and more and more of these.  I’ll talk more about it tomorrow because I need to go to Yogurtland right now.  

Let the summer of racing begin.  

susette June 1, 2013 at 2:03 pm

AMAZING! And you look darling in your new lululemon top:) Happy Saturday to you.

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Molly@ There Goes Molly Rose June 1, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Yogurtland is a must! Congrats HRG! :)

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Lidia June 1, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Oh sweet Yogurtland! Those exist here!? Also, wooooot on the 5k and placing first in female!

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Megan June 1, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Congrats!! Awesome win!

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Lauren June 1, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Congrats on the PR! Eat lots of cookie dough bits!

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HollieisFueledByLOLZ June 1, 2013 at 2:14 pm

So happy for you Janae! Great work and great win. I always hate when my boyfriend paces me and doesn’t look sweaty or tired in the slightest and I’m going into cardiac arrest.

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Andrea @ mainerunnergirl June 1, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Awesome job!

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Jen June 1, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Speedy speedy!!! That is so fast! Awesome job. I am doing my first 1/2 next sat!!! I am excited it is the Chicago allstate 1/2. Do you have any tips for…..do you fuel for 1/2′s? I usually don’t fuel on runs under 14…..but not sure if that is a bad idea for a race…..getting nervous! I would LOVE to get 1:30 but more realistic is 1:33….we’ll see!

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Sarah @ running2xs.com June 1, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Very very fast. Well done!

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Laura @ beanstalk June 1, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Dang, girl! Congrats!
6:16 is faster than my fastest mile ever. You’re impressive.

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Kelly - IRUNLIKEAGIRL June 1, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Yeah girl!!
Billy I think you just picked up a new responsibility… Start stretching, I hear Janaes got a marathon on the books!
Happy summer racing guys!

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Zoe June 1, 2013 at 2:23 pm

ahh this is amazing!! i LOVE your description (much love after it’s OVER, not during). gotta keep it real.

i had a slurpee today! and checked out my new gym :) one thing about my new job is that it’s about an 1.5 drive away. each way. plus traffic. so that means i will spending a lot of time at the gym, before and after work, to avoid traffic. WHOOOHOOO real life!!

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Cindi B June 1, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Nice 5K and an awesome time!!! Enjoy that froyo!

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LosingLindy June 1, 2013 at 2:36 pm

awesome job!! I hope you post a picture of your froyo

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Wendy @ New Moms Talk June 1, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Well done!

Summer racing also means.. summer volunteering, summer swimming in reservoirs, summer rides, summer popsicles (homemade of course!), summer sleeping in (I wish!), summer sand dune trips (Bruneau Dunes is on the agenda), and summer slip ‘n’ slides!

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Renee @ Renee Runs Miles June 1, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Great job!!!

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Karen @ Runner Girl Eats June 1, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Congrats!!!! You are SO fast! Enjoy yogurt land:)

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Heidi Nicole June 1, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Great job – small race or not, 2nd over all is a big deal!

I ran a 5K…in those shoes…I also wanted to die, but I didn’t and I did PR. But I’m not sure I want to do it over and over and over again! ;)

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char eats greens June 1, 2013 at 2:48 pm

YOU GO GIRL!!! What an amazing finish! I secretly want to run a 5k just to see if I can boogie too!! It’s kinda like a fun little challenge because it’s not that long, but totally will get ya in the end when you DO push it!!! I hope you got the largest yogurt possible with EVERY topping imaginable!

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Alicia S June 1, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Yay!! I love 5ks! They are my fav! Great job!

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Elizabeth @ My Neon Running Shoes June 1, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Yay for a pr!!! Enjoy yogurtland!

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J June 1, 2013 at 3:04 pm

WHOO! that’s awesome!!! great job!

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Liz @ The Girl on Fire Now June 1, 2013 at 3:07 pm

That is incredible! Congrats and tell Billy he is disgusting. ;)
The day I can run 6:16 miles for 3.1 mile I will … I don’t know what I’ll do but I will be really super excited!

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Abby June 1, 2013 at 3:09 pm

You are AMAZING!! 6:16 is flying my dear- I can only dream. I need to do more short races as well, I’ve only done 1 5k and I think I was 12 ;).

I need your help with some fun local NorCal races this summer! I need some on my docket to fill the void of being temporarily friendless out here! Cant wait to come meet you and Brooke soon!

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Rachel June 1, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Wow! congrats, thats an amazing time! I’m a highschool runner and I am working really hard this summer to get sub 20 during cross country season!!!

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Kathy June 1, 2013 at 3:13 pm

CONGRATULATIONS! Amazing, you are! I can ride my bike that fast. Well, at least I think I can, not even sure about that! :-)

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Jamily June 1, 2013 at 3:20 pm

That’s amazing! I’m running a 5k tomorrow with my husband and 15 mo old in the BOB. Pretty sure I won’t

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Jamily June 1, 2013 at 3:21 pm

oops! Pretty sure I won’t finish before 20 minutes but it’s inspiring! Way to go!

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Elizabeth June 1, 2013 at 3:23 pm

AMAZING! That lululemon top did make you faster!! :)

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Leigha June 1, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Woohoo! You are speedy!! That’s so weird it’s your second 5k. I’ve ran soo many! I have one like every weekend! I have my first 10k tomorrow though, wish me luck! :)

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Holly June 1, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Congrats Janae, you are AMAZING & such an inspiration. And I love that Billy paced you for the second half- that’s awesome :) He gets extra hubby points ;)

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Ashley June 1, 2013 at 3:41 pm

damn! that’s fast. even if it was small race, you killed it!

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Alyssa @ See This Girl Run June 1, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Yay! Janae you’re so great! I hope to someday be half the runner you are! I think I’m already as obsessed with froyo and probably get it just as often, so at least we can relate to that ;) So proud of you!

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. June 1, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Boys is right :? Congrats Janae! That’s an amazing time :)

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Sharisse @ sharissespieces June 1, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Congrats!!! You are a rock star!!!

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Zaneta June 1, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Ok, first of all your new top looks super cute! :) I’m gonna have to go buy one now…
Secondly… GIIIIRRRRLLL that is one fast 5k!! You rock!! Congrats!
5ks are so much fun… especially here where I live because you start seeing the same people over and over again and you know which ones you want to beat the next time and which ones to pace off of and then there’s those people that when you see them pass you, you know you’re having an off day! haha ;)
Bring on the summer! ;)

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Patti Smith June 1, 2013 at 3:57 pm

WOW!! 19:28 is a fabulous time!!!! Only in my dreams will I have that kind of time any time soon!! You rock!!!

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Alex June 1, 2013 at 4:00 pm

That is amazing!!!! Congrats! And I have to share my excitement in yogurtland opening in midtown NYC. I loved it so much when I was in CA a few years ago and I’m sure you understand my pain in not having it.

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Julie C June 1, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Congratulations!!! That’s an AMAZING time!!! Enjoy your yogurt :)

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Katie June 1, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Woooo go girl!!! That’s so awesome!!

xo

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Lauren @ The Highlands Life June 1, 2013 at 4:17 pm

That is insanely awesome. Congratulations!!

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Lorraine@runbuns13.blogspot.com June 1, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Wow.. crazy fast race..Congrats on all!!!!

I ran the 1 mile race and my best mile time was 6.39.. and that hurt! I’m not sure I can get faster the older I get.. turning 45 in August. I just hope to keep up the same PR.. year after year.

They don’t have those Yogurtlands in MN.. but they have CherryBerry and Yogurt Lab.. I’ll have to try something other then a Mcd’s vanilla cone..

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Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama June 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Congrats on a great race! 5Ks are downright painful. If I ever break 20, I’ll be able to retire from them & focus on my true love – the half marathon. I bet you will improve dramatically as you race more 5Ks!

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Lauren June 1, 2013 at 5:01 pm

speedy girl!! congrats on an awesome race!

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april June 1, 2013 at 5:14 pm

whoa, congrats! that’s such a fast pace! you’re seriously my running hero :)

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Victoria June 1, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Awesome! I have one tomorrow and I’m hoping to be under 32:00 but I haven’t run all week so I’m slightly nervous. Plus there’s a hill and I don’t do hills.

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Allee @ Griselda Mood June 1, 2013 at 5:22 pm

You are FAST!! Dang. When I run faster than an 8 min pace, my legs feel like they are going to legitimately fall off. I can’t imagine running 3 miles at 6:16! Also, where did you get your top from?! I have a new pair of PRO Compression yellow socks and I’m in the market for a top to match ;-)

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Elizabeth June 1, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Question—when you go places–airports, races, etc. are you recognized? e

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Courtney @ CardioQueen June 1, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Look at you rockin’ all sorts of distances! Awesome job! And that new lulu top looks sweet! Yes, it’s sad that I’m I remember fun tops you recently got. haha

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Lindsey @ Run Freckles Run June 1, 2013 at 5:50 pm

5Ks are all I will do in the summer. It gets too hot and humid to legit compete for anything more around here.

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Miranda @ Miranda Runs June 1, 2013 at 6:02 pm

I could never dream of running so fast! Congrats!! :)

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Elise @ Expeditions of Elise June 1, 2013 at 6:42 pm

What a great time! I hope you get the 5K bug…they’re so much fun!

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Heather @ Run Like a G! June 1, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Congrats!!!!!!
I have a couple of 5Ks lined up for the next couple of months and I am excited!!! :) Summer here we come!!

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Melissa @TryingtoHeal June 1, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Let me know which races you’re going to run this summer! I’d love to run one to meet you!

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Debbie @ Deb Runs... June 1, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Great job! Congrats on being the first girl to finish!

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Emily @ Running for Boston June 2, 2013 at 4:41 am

Congrats!!! My 5k PR is 21:25 – 6:54 pace.

I have two half’s lined up this summer, one this month and one next month – I’m super excited!

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Katie @ Peace Love & Oats June 2, 2013 at 4:53 am

Holy bejesus, that’s speedy! Awesome, congrats!!!

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Nicole M June 2, 2013 at 5:05 am

I PR’d in my 5K yesterday too! Your times motivate me to train harder! Thanks!

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Gracie (Complicated Day) June 2, 2013 at 5:16 am

Great race and congratulations!

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Jenn June 2, 2013 at 6:21 am

GO SPEED RACER!

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Britt @ Chicago Runner Girl June 2, 2013 at 7:54 am

Congrats girl! I have a love/hate relationship with the 5k. It’s jut the right amount of pain, and its over so quick!

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MartinaNYC June 2, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Congrats girl! You are AWESOME!

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Molly Ever After June 2, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Wow! You are speedy! Right now, I’m trying to break 30 minutes in the 5K, so I’m in awe of your 19:28!

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Annette@FitnessPerks June 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Yay!! CONGRATS!

We have the same lulu top. Wahoo twinners :)

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Kari @ Running Ricig June 3, 2013 at 4:52 am

Awesome job on the 5k!! I seriously hate that distance because you basically run til you feel like you’re going to throw up the entire time.

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Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More June 3, 2013 at 5:31 am

Way to go! That is fantastic!!

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Morgan De La Hoz June 3, 2013 at 9:02 am

Janae, I ran a 10k this weekend that you probably would have loved! Mostly because I thought I was going to die too, but I made it! It’s the Lynch Canyon Trail Run in Vallejo. The hills were like mountains, no joke! You should check it out.

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Michelle @ 3cheaprunners June 3, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Congrats on your first race back…and even more so for the win!!! Awesome job

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Kay June 4, 2013 at 8:34 am

Wow you did an awesome job!!!

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