Coach Dion commented that I look like I have something left at the end of races.
My dad finishes looking like this:
And I only post pictures after my hair is brushed and the sweat has dried
Just for fun, *and so you know that I do run my little heart out during races* here are some of the pictures you haven’t seen.
Warning: they are not pretty!
So there you have it. The good, the bad, and the ugly I may not sweat as much as this guy:
But at least you know, I give it my all
Happy Memorial Day!
We are back home after a lovely weekend at the beach. Yesterday I drove to a local reservoir and did a few laps there. I ended up doing 6 miles @ 8:07.
It was a hot one! After the run, the ladies went to the beach while the boys- all the boys, including the pups, went back on the boat.
Cooper was more comfortable this time:
He is too cute
Spring Lake 5 2011
6/296 age group (25-29)
Splits: 6:24, 6:41, 6:59, 6:50, 6:24
This is one of my favorite races to run. It is a large and popular race with a low key atmosphere. Most people are there to simply have fun and run by the beach. It is a large race, capped at 10,000 runners/walkers so I met my dad there early. We warmed up, walked around and took in the race atmosphere. Even my mom came for the race. We were lucky to get a beautiful, albeit HOT day. Many of the town residents come out of their homes to cheer the runners on and spray them with hoses. The course is flat and fast and I was hoping to beat my previous 5-mile PR, run on this course last year of 33:05. I missed it by 30 seconds but when I crossed the finish line, I was given a card saying I was the 15th female finisher. I was thrilled to finish 15th and traded my card in for a coffee mug with the spring lake logo given out only to the first 100 male and female finishers. When I checked the official results on line later, I was listed as the 21st female finisher. Oh well, either way, I got my mug
Hope you are having a lovely weekend!
I am down the shore for Memorial Day. Hope everyone is having a nice extended weekend. I raced yesterday and hope to have that race report up soon. For now, here are a few pictures from our day on the boat…
Such a baby.
Races always evoke some dread about pain that will come. But we can’t escape the fact that the more discomfort we accept in a race, the faster we will run. Successful racing means courting the pain.
This afternoon, my dad and finally made it to the track for some SPEED WORK! As you may know…the track is my favorite and it felt good to be back
I decided since I was there, I might as well go for it…
The Workout: 3 x 1600 (w/ 400 meter walk in between each)
*1 mile warm up
*Splits: 5:52, 6:10, 6:19
I didn’t know what pace to shoot for, but I knew my goal for this workout was to run them all at a 6:00 min pace. Obviously I went out too fast, but I think that goal time is somewhat realistic for me. Apparently I need to learn to pace myself again. It was also 5pm and 85 degrees when we were out there so I am a happy runner
My dad said I look too happy post-track in this picture…
He doesn’t like the track as much as I do…
When I got home, Dan had a present for me!
New spin shoes!!
Cooper approves. He said he got them as a thank you for all I do around the apartment. He is the best. He said he was going to fasten a fake ring to them but there weren’t any laces. **The last time he got me shoes, this happened**
I can’t wait to try them out!