Sunday, February 28, 2010

Almond Blossom Run

I truly enjoyed my 8K(5mi) fun run Sat. morning. Even though I wasn't able to get the proper rest the night before, I still performed decently. My finish time was 39:08 (7:42 mi). After some thought today, I think I need to start racing with my ipod. I train with it most of the time and it seems like I need that distraction and music to help me keep my pace up. Anyway, I finished 64th overall out of 336 runners and third in my age group. I looked up my prior time from this race 3 years ago and it was 44:24, so I shaved a good 5 minutes off my time. I remember being thrilled that I broke a 9 min mile on that race. Now I want to try and break a 7 min mile average on a 5K. Wouldn't that be cool? Got a little work to get there, but I think I can do it if I keep going hard.
Did my 12 mile run this morning and am feeling great now...17 miles in two days. I am on fire! Now, I need to go eat something or I will consume everything in sight later in the day. Hope everyone has a great weekend!


Greta from said...

Speedy Gonzales! That is an incredible time...and.....all that with a 12 mile chaser the next day. You are doing so great! When I am running I think of you...and it helps me try to go a bit faster. I have been doing my nice 10 minute mile pace (and a bit lower) on the treadmill..but when I get on the street I just do no go as fast..and it irritates me. This morning I only had time for 2.2 miles and my pace was about 10.5 minute is good..i am getting closer to the 10 minute mile on the actual street. Finally. You definitely help keep me motivated!!!

Tiffany said...

Awww, thanks Greta! I think of you when I'm lifting weights ☺ And it's funny, cause I have the opposite problem with running on the treadmill. I cannot seem to get my pace up to my road speed. My stride is totally different on the tm and I get sore calves and am sucking wind like nobody's business after a .25 mi...but I can go run 12 on the road no problem (go figure). Maybe try shorter quicker steps. That seems to be what is going on with my stride lately....
Keep going strong, you're doing great!