Sunday, March 28, 2010

PR & Age Group Award :D

Had my 5k this morning and it went really well! I love smaller races because...

1. No one to weave in and out around
2. Easier to win in your age group :D
3. You get to know people more (I met a couple of cool people I talked to before and after the race)
4. You really feel like your race entry was needed because it wasn't like you were one of hundreds. It's neat getting thanked in person by the person/organization benefiting from your race entry fee.
5. Parking RIGHT next to start line :D

Oh funny thing, I was pacing off a guy who must have been like 80 years old for the first 2 miles before I passed him at the end. Just goes to show you're never too old :D


Time: 26:39 (Pace 8:36/mile)

Age Group (Female 20-24): 3 of 6
Place Overall: 41 of 147

Mile 1 - 8:21
Mile 2 - 8:30
Mile 3 - 8:34

Okay so my goal to run a negative split race was once again a failure, but who the hell cares, I PR'ed by EIGHTEEN (18) seconds!!!

I really gotta learn how people slow down in the beginning. It's so hard! I was DEFINITELY feeling it on this one, my legs had trouble moving the last mile.

Next race is a 12k! Intense... I'm just running that one to finish, not for a time goal. Anyone going to be in central florida on april 17th and want to run the clermont earth day 12k???? :D

Oh, and my # and award!


  1. Congrats on a new PR!!! And way to go for the extra bonus age group award!

  2. congratulations on your PR. Progress rocks.

  3. Nice job on the PR!! We should def meet up for the April 24th 5K! Looking at our times, maybe we can push each other to a new PR...something to think about....

  4. Congrats on the PR and award!!!! I'd totally do the 12k with you...but I'm no where near that distance yet! (5k still kicks my butt lol) But good luck girl!! :)

  5. Great job on the 5K. I have trouble avoiding starting too fast in races too. But I'm really learning in training that it's important to start out 'on pace'. Not sure how to do it on race day though.

  6. Great job, way to rock the PR and get on the podium for your Age Group!

  7. congrats!! on the PR and the AG win too!! :)

    For what it's worth, I struggle with pacing in 5Ks too-take the first mile too fast. I think thats because unlike longer races where you can start out a little slower and have enough miles left to make up time, I really don't have that luxury in a 5K. I think I've only run one 5K where I've been satisfied with my pacing! :)

  8. Congrats! On the PR and AG award too. For what it's worth, I find that 5Ks are my hardest distances in terms of pacing-have the tendency to take the first mile out too fast and then just try and hang on for the remaining 2.1 miles. I think that's partially because unlike longer distances where there are plenty of miles to make up for a slower start, there's not really that luxury in a 5K...