Monday, April 19, 2010

100K Relay Recap

Well first of all we placed 3rd out of 8 or 9 teams, still not sure total. This was HUGE and everyone on my team really did have some stellar runs! I did OK...learned so much. Amazing to see an ultra finish right after our team.

1. Sometimes you just have to follow a girl. I spent 4 miles trying to catch a girl and finally passed her only to realize my legs were DEAD and I had 5 more miles to go.
2. Even if it feels good going 8:30 mile one....SLOW DOWN.
3. I need someone to honestly tell me if I should really be running in revealed a lot of skin (AKA..flying muscle/fat??)

Here is the run down of my time and my thoughts:

Mile 1 8:33 (wow I feel amazing)
Mile 2 7:59 (I think I'm a rock star)
Mile 3 8:33 (I will pass her)
Mile 4 7:56 (DID IT!)
Mile 5 9:17 (OK where is the finish my legs are burning)
Mile 6 8:35 (I can't do this)
Mile 7 9:12 (I want to walk)
Mile 8 10:11 (10 minutes UGH..will I really be able to do a marathon?)

OK better go...have a conference to go to for a few days. Can't wait to catch up with everyone...and hear about BOSTON!!




Great job and cute recap!
I've always wanted to do a relay.

misszippy said...

Way to go, even when you were feeling tired at the end. Sounds like a fun event.

Anne said...

Woohoo! You did an amazing job :)

Brian and Staci said...

thats such a fun relay! I miss it! you did awesome!!

Emz said...

Yay for you.

love #1. I'm guilty there too. ;)

Hannah said...

You'll be fine for the marathon, woman! Just remember to not get to the red zone to start with, and take it easy so you've got some juice left at the end. I truly have no doubts. Nice job on the sub-8 in the middle. Whooot!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I think you look GREAT in the shorts..

Thank you for your comment, you are very sweet..

To qualify for Boston I have to run <3:40:59 which is around 8:23 pace.. I am hoping to be closer to 8:10 pace or faster. Will see what I can do when race days comes..

Stacey said...

Sounds like a great race! You did a great job! Have a great weekend.