Monday, March 15, 2010

New 5k PR!

My half marathon training is coming along swimmingly (literally, as it was rainy during both of my runs on Saturday and Sunday). I was scheduled to run 3 miles on Saturday, so at the last minute I decided to enter the Harrigan’s Tavern 5K. I’m glad I did because I ended up running a PR of 26.07 (3 minutes off my last 5k race on NYE), coming in 6th place in my age group! It was also really nice to see some familiar faces I hadn’t seen in a while – a couple of girls I grew up with, with their husbands and children in tow, and a girl I went to high school with. Sunday I ran 7 miles, from my house to the Dayton Dragon’s baseball field in downtown Dayton and back. I felt really good and probably could have done more, but I’m saving my legs for dancing on St. Patrick’s Day Wednesday.

Route:--Elev. Avg:757 ft
Location:Dayton, OH, Elev. Gain:-7 ft
Time:11:24 AMDifficulty:3.2 / 5.0
39 F temp; 90% humidity
39 F heat index; winds NNE 8 mph

Distance:7.22 miles
Speed:6.2 mph
Pace:9' 37 /mi

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Almost Halfway to the Half Marathon

This morning I got a nice 6 mile run in. This was a great confidence booster for me for two reasons - I missed my long (6 mile) run on Sunday due to volunteering at an event and I'm almost halfway to my half marathon mileage.

It was so warm out this morning I ended up taking off my tech shirt and running in my tank top & pants. I'm happy I've gotten 6 under my belt, this will give me the mental confidence to get 7 done on Sunday.

Route:--Elev. Avg:754 ft
Location:Dayton, OH, Elev. Gain:+26 ft
Time:06:51 AMDifficulty:2.6 / 5.0
51 F temp; 90% humidity
51 F heat index; winds S 8 mph

Distance:6.09 miles
Speed:6.0 mph
Pace:10' 05 /mi

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