Tuesday, March 15, 2011

St. Patty Run, a Cupcake and P.R.

Well I am days behind but thought I would post an update. My HUBBY did great on his FIRST 5K. He ran the entire time 31:26!! Awesome! My dear friend Sarah and her hubs ran as well and did great..I feel a 10K in Sarah's future! Proud of them all!

I also jumped on the CUPCAKE MARATHON (hosted by Cook, Train, Eat, Race) band wagon and joined in a virtual race! The weather was horrible! Cold, wind and a hilly route! Hills the first 6 miles off and on and with the wind I was sure that I looked like Fred Flinstone spinning my wheels! I pushed on and finished...and I was SHOCKED to see my time. A P.R. 1:55:11!! Woo Hoo! It really made me excited about my training plan and how much I have grown. Crazy?

Here is what my Garmin Frenchy had to say:

MILE 1 9:14
MILE 2 8:58
MILE 3 10:03
MILE 4 8:23
MILE 5 9:54
MILE 6 8:52
MILE 7 8:34
MILE 8 9:04
MILE 9 9:38
MILE 10 8:13
MILE 11 7:59
MILE 12 8:13
MILE 13 8:34

Average Pace 8:47

The rest of my week has had to be bit flexible as I am busy teaching a 20 Hr. class this week. So my recovery run was delayed but still got my miles in today..7 miles in the rain! Not sure how I feel about that!

I have been enjoying the LENT calendar. Some days have been harder than others. Tomorrow is drink ONLY water and pray for others...I think this will be tough for me. Considering I will have a late night training from 5:30-9:30 and I will really miss my Diet Coke! I think I will get tired of water when others would do anything to just have one clean cup a day.


Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

Wow - nice pace! Look at that 7:59!

Nikki Kendall said...

Awesome run! Way to go speedy!!

Marlene said...

Congrats on the half marathon PR!

Good luck sticking with h2o today.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

So proud of you! And the plan is meant to be flexible, just get the miles in if and when you can. Take it from someone who missed 6 miles from last week...it is OK..

You ROCK!!

Ramblin' On said...

Great job on your PR half!!!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Congrats on a PR! Nice job!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Give yourself a big pat on the bum HARMONY!! YOu are a RUNNER! Those legs can move!! Great job!!

You must have an awesome coach too? ;)

Get through this week--thinking of you!!

Running Girl said...

Those numbers look great! Congrats on your PR. I'm super impressed, & you're inspiring - I love to see other moms who make time to run. I'm just starting out & I'm trying to break past 3 miles, so I need all of the motivation I can get. ;-)