We ran the Test Yourself 5k yesterday monring. The weather was unseasonable cool for May and it was perfect for running. However, I didn't get much sleep at work on Friday night and didn't feel like running at all. I didn't know the course at all, which always bothers me. I like to know what lies ahead.
Once we got started I felt pretty good. The first half of the course was great. At the turn around we headed up hill, and it was uphill the rest of the way. I pushed hard and ran a good race. I finished in 29.35, which I am calling my new PR. The race a few weeks ago was not an official course and my Garmin measure it short. This course was exactly 3.1 and certainly challenging.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
I had a 6 mile run scheduled today. Kristi also had a long run planned and said she wanted to run with me. It was a good thing because I didn't really feel like running. We headed out and the battery on my Garmin died in the first 1/2 mile. That was also a good thing. Kristi tracked our pace and distance, I just ran. I felt strong after 2 miles and we kept a very steady pace. I made it to 6 miles without walking and Kristi continued. I walked for about 15 seconds and said screw it, I want to finish with Kristi. we went 1 more mile and then walked back to the car. It was an awesome run. I ran farther and faster than I planned. I have never run with Kristi before and I loved it. Running with a friend is the great, especially when it is your best friend. Thanks for pushing me babe! I love you!
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Monday, May 2, 2011
I had a 3 mile training run scheduled last Saturday, but I felt like racing. I had a very tight window to fit it in. I had to be at work at 10:00 for a concert. Kristi found me a 5k that started at 8:00. I learned from my last race and this time I had a plan. I needed to average 9:40 pace to break 30 minutes. I did a good warm up and felt great when it started. I was in control of my pace the enire time and had a little left for a kick at the end. I finished in 28:40. Another goal achieved!!!
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