17:36.66 Alumni 5k!

New all-time PR - that's 4 for 4 so far in 2011!

Although a little slower than my goal (2.5 seconds off of the stadium record), I'm still very happy with it. It was really windy on Saturday (15mph), and I ran solo from the beginning. The next girl was over 30 seconds behind me, and the third woman was over a minute behind.

So, all things considered, a great day for me! Makes me want to try another 5k again, this time with good weather and good competition.

Now... onto the LAST week of Phase III training. Should be fun!!

Nichole Porath

Nichole is a blogger, elite level runner, and coach. She ran professionally for Brooks for two years after qualifying for the 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials. During that time she founded TNC endurance, where she coaches and motivationally speaks to organizations large and small. This blog details her rise to national-level racing, and continues to follow her as she gets back into racing after starting a family. Read on, friends!


  1. that is AWESOME!!! You're on roll and running smart. I hope to run under 18:00 this year. Big Congrats

  2. Sweet! Hope that translates to similar improvement at longer distances.