When I think back to when I first started running, I never could have ever imagined placing in a race, no matter the participant size, would be an option for me. My goals in the beginning were just not to walk. Running the whole time was a big accomplishment. I would have thought the likely hood I'd ever place in a race would be right up there with being just as plausible for me to win an Olympic Gold medal in figure skating.
I'd be lying if I said I hadn't gone into the Race thinking I might be able to place. The last small 5k race I ran, a few of the girls in my run group placed, and with that a seed was planted. I wanted to place in a race too!
When placing in a race awards are given for over all finishers and finishers by age group and sex. I knew there was no way I could place overall, but I thought maybe I could place in my age group for women! There were three women running ahead of me, and I realized rather quickly I wasn't going to be able to keep pace with them. They were all running an even 8 minute mile together and chit chatting like I would do when running a 9:30 with my run group. I had set a pace goal of 8:30 minute miles as I was trying to PR. I didn't PR. This summer weather is not my friend. I finished in 27:06 ( PR is 26:56). My legs weren't feeling 100% (cause I don't rest enough- surprise surprise) and this heat just isn't my friend. I wasn't upset about missing the PR, because I had fun. Guess who ran this one with me.....
|My husband's first race- ever!|
I finished 12th overall, 4th in women, and 2nd for women under 30! Ya know I'm already itching to see if I can place again!
Weekly Work Out Goals:
Killer Abs (morning)
Treadmill Circuit Training
Shoulders & Back
5 Mile Run (morning)
Leg Day (evening)
Killer Abs (morning)
Weight Training Class (evening)
Triceps & Biceps
6 Mile Run
Glutes & Abs
I skipped my rest day this week and got in a work out with Sabrina and her husband Sunday afternoon. She introduced me to some new moves and we focused on chest, triceps, and abs sandwiched between 2 20 minute cardio sessions. Awesome work out!
How was your weekend?!
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