Suntree 5k {race report}

I forgot how much I love racing in Florida – it’s (mostly) flat and the weather is perfect this time of year.

It’s been almost 6 years since I’ve properly raced in Florida – circa 2005, when I was in college and running track {ummm, I’m that old already?!} I much prefer the heat – I love racing in Florida and would move back in less than 3 minutes if BJ wasn’t such a sun-hater.  But I digress…

I recently ran a 5k in Florida, and while it wasn’t my PR, I felt really good considering I hadn’t really trained.  It was the perfect temperature – warm enough for me to wear a sports bra and shorts in December (!!!) – and my splits were more consistent than my September 5k (progress!).  I think with the proper coaching & training, I can run a sub 19 minute 5k (a big, lofty goal for 2012 – but don’t tell anyone I told you this).

My mom, sister & BJ ran this race, too and my dad was the best supporter/photographer on the course!  We had such a great day – I love being a part of a family full of runners!

Overall: 13/766
Sex Place: 2/441
Time: 19:47 (6:22 pace)

Family Stats
Katie: 24:31
BJ: 25:43
Mom: 26:03

Less than 0.5 to go!

Mom & Katie - post race

Me & BJ - post race

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  1. Congrats on the great race! I am a little jealous that you get to run in shorts and us in the north have to be all bundled up from the cold!

  2. Great race. I love running in the heat as well, although my PRs tend to happen when it’s cold out – probably because I just want to hurry up and get back in the heated car. 🙂

  3. Awesome job girl! you can totally break 19 minutes with some training. I just want that sub 20. 20:01 was my last 5k…uggh. But 2012 looks like it will be a promising year. Go get ’em! And you look good doing it! 🙂

  4. I miss warm weather! Great job on your race – so much fun! I’m sure you will get that sub-19 5K in 2012!!

  5. Awesome job! So nice to run in great weather 🙂

  6. Are you sure it’s winter? I’ve been running in the snow over here… Good job and as usual I’m so jealous of your abs!!

  7. Congrats on a fantastic race! I’m totally with you– I love running in the heat as well!

  8. Fantastic! Must have been nice to escape the cold for a bit!

  9. yea, if you were in college in 2005 you’re still not that old. I graduated in 1998.

    Great time on the 5k! I’m trying to break 20 for the first time now. and racing with your family has to be special too.

  10. AMazing pace!! I hit in the 21’s and was psyched haha! I can’t imagine 19’s just yet…

    P.s. your abs are insane and I missed reading your posts!!

    Congrats on the race and the 2nd place finish!

  11. Good luck with your 2012 5k goal. I have no doubt that you can do it!

  12. Wow you are so speedy 🙂 Congrats!

  13. Congrats!! What a speedy family!! 🙂

  14. Congratulations! That’s awesome! I can’t wait to see what you do this spring!

  15. Holy Cow you’re fast! I love reading blogs of awesome runners like yourself…makes me know I can keep pushing forward and do bigger and better things!! New to your blog, check out mine at

    Have a fabulous Monday! 🙂 Jessica

  16. You smoked it, girlfriend! Way to go! Merry Christmas!!

  17. I live in Central Florida and this time of year makes up for all the other months of oppressive heat and humidity. Great job on your race and good luck with your sub 19 goal.

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