Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday 4 miles total (warmed for race), but forget that...

3.1 miles/22:03/7:07 average pace

Yay!! I love this race and I had a great time for the third year in a row. I got a nice PR, which I felt I deserved after this training cycle. My time for the previous two years was 22:28.

My first mile was 6:47! That's a record for me! I didn't know I was running that fast so I was very happy to hear them call out the time. There was a little downhill that felt great, but I had to pay for it later!

The second mile had a little uphill (I want to call it big, but I called the downhill "little" so I cant!) But then it had a very gradual incline for the entire mile. That one took me 7:32. Yikes! I was working really hard, but I wasn't in any real pain and it was somewhat easy to keep going (rather than stop and walk, which I often do even in short races).

The third mile had a nice gradual downhill. You hardly noticed it, but it was there. I relaxed into the pace for this final mile and passed a girl I had been following until then. I was pushing pretty hard but I knew I was almost done! The third mile took 7:02. Nice!

After I hit that "lap" button for the third mile, I dug deep, rounded the corner and heard them calling out the time... I sure wish I could of pushed and got under 22:00, but hey, that gives me something to work toward. :D The final tenth of a mile took 40 seconds (6:40 pace, if the distance was accurate).

I almost mowed down poor ol' Father Joe (as in "Father Joe's Thanksgivng Day 5k") who insisted on crossing right in front of me at the finish line. That would have been funny. I mean, horrible.

Final time 22:03! Yipee!!!!

I remember from last year that the results were a pain in the ass to locate... so I'm not going to worry about it until I have some time. There's no mention on the website as to the timing company or anything, so we'll see. I'd like to see how I placed. I believe I got 9th in my AG last year, I hope I moved up!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL, and eat a freaking TON of food!!!!!!!!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great job in the race! I hope you and your family had a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.