Thursday, February 9, 2012


Okay, this is two days late, but I didn't want to skip it even though it was late. Last week I ran my first 10K race for Superbowl Sunday. The weekend before I did a practice run for the course, not emphasizing on speed at all, just enjoying it and making one wrong turn that added .2 to the run. I had fun and was looking forward to the actual race. Going into it my goal was to run it between 1 hour and 1 hour ten minutes. That morning I really started aiming for the one hour mark and was right on track for the first two miles, even the hills especially at mile three didn't get me too off track, and then I started to run out of energy and slow down. I ended up finishing in 1:02:51. Definitely in between the times I set for myself and close, but not quite my ultimate goal for this race. This is the longest I have ever maintained a ten minute per mile pace. I've done it for two or three miles, but never 6.2 so it was a success!

Last week’s training:
Ran 15 miles
Walked 7

Not quite my usual, but it was supposed to be an easy week on my one training plan. This week I have a ten mile run planned with a friend for Saturday. So far all my long runs have been on the treadmill so I am really hoping the weather holds out so I can do this one outside and with someone to talk to.

1 comment:

  1. Great job on the 10K!

    I never sign up for events, something I should actually do. Maybe this spring I will make more of an effort, I just love running on the trails near my home that it's hard to step away.

    Have a great week!