Posts tagged runners high
Posts tagged runners high
I am a runner! For the first time I feel like a legit runner and I am loving it. :D
The plan was to get to the race early and crank out a couple of miles. That just did not happen. My the time I got there, registered and got everything all figured out it was too late. I already was up at 4:30 am. Oh, well I am not gonna beat myself up over it.
When I got there it was down right cold 35 degrees. But it was perfect running weather :] Although my hands felt a little frost bitten.
I ran this race with some friends. I love running with friends. It just adds an extra bunch of fun. I ran it with Courtenay (www.autopilotlegs.wordpress.com check her out) whom I met before. She has a great blog and I love following her journey. I have her to thank for the pictures!
I also meant Katy and Melissa for the first time. We all ran together. Along with 1400 some other people.
And then we were to off to the starting line. Then the whole thing started. It took us a while to get going with so many runners. I was not used to getting bottled up so much in the start of the race. I was dodging all over the place. I am used to 300ish runners. So I started off running pretty slow. So I ran straight out for the first 11 minutes. I wanted to continue all out running but I new that was not smart for me.
So I began doing ratios. I ran 4 minutes and walked for one. I continued through most of my run. Until I got to the end when I bolted into to the finish line. It started and finished at the State Capital. So at the finish line you came down the hill and saw the capital and bunched of people cheering. It was such a cool sight to see.
Can I just say the crowd support was amazing. It was an out and back course. There were people all lined up along the course yelling and cheering. There was some people playing some loud rock music it was great!
I had a major PR at this race. My official time was 59 minutes and 31 seconds. Just two months ago I ran 6.6 miles in 1 hour and 21 minutes at a race. That is close to a 20 minute PR!!!
My Splits :
Mile 1: 9:45
Mile 2: 9:55
Mile 3: 9:15
Mile 4: 9:33
Mile 5: 9:50
Mile 6: 9:23
Mile 7: 7:18
I could go on and on about this race it was just that amazing. I have such a runners high the last couple of days. I am sad that it is over :[ But I have to move on with my life. Ugh. Time to get ready for the Monster Dash Half. I have no idea what I am gonna do with my life when that is over…
So I set out to do my 3.5 mile run outside today. I was a little hesitant because the treadmill has been my happy place. It has always been easier because I do not have to worry about the weather or other people. Anyway, I set to go outside because the 10k is outside and I need to get used to the elements.
I took it slow because I knew it would be better that way. I did not want to get too tired too fast. I mapped my run but it did not matter because I took a wrong turn but I just ran and once I hit half-way I turned around. It worked out really good for me.
I had an amazing run! I felt great the whole time. I defintely want to spend more time running outside. I want to do all my long runs out there. I actually ended up going 3.75 miles and I think I could of went further. I believe my pace was 11.16. I want to work on my pace but I believe it will come the more I run. Here are the digits:
I have complete runners high. I totally I believe I can do this 10k in July.