Saturday, September 03, 2011
Was a little worried this morning. Woke up to a ton of rain. Thankfully it did not rain but was really humid. This was the largest race I have done so far. 699 people registered for the 2 mile.
So I drop of the DD at my mom's and go and pick up my sister. She is my racing buddy, even though she runs was faster then me but is 13 years younger and 60 pounds lighter and now has the running bug. We park a ways away so we can get out of there sooner (she had a wedding to go to). Meet up with some of her coworkers who also race and more and more people were showing up and I am NOT a crowd person.
Race begins and my first song is Lose Yourself by Eminem (great running song). For a race this large they should rally have two lanes of people. One for walkers and one for runners. Had to dodge the 70 year old walkers. Finally get going and go a pretty good pace. First song is 5 minutes long then comes the second song, Raise Your Glass by Pink. First time I ran to this and IT WAS GREAT. Really up tempo that just make you want to run faster.
Needless to say, this was not a "heart rate control" race. Average was 173 with a max of 195, my mom think I really should go to a doctor and see if this is ok. It has some hills and I did have to walk a little bit, but all in all, not too bad.
Overall time 22:36, 352 out of 699, 25 out of 44 for age division, 171 out of 398 females. Not too bad for not really training. I'm ok with middle of the pack. My little sister place 3rd in her division, whoohooo!!!!!
Got done with the race and started to look for my sister and could not find her. Eventually jogged to the car to see if she was there and was not. Drove back and found her. She did not even see me finish, (little brat).
Next week's 5K I might try for more of a heart rate control, we will see though.
I have to agree with Lisa though in that I am a cardioholic and I need to stop. I had just ran 2 miles and was thinking how to get more cardio in for the day, I have only done 22 minutes and am suppose to get an hour in (I have issues).
Tomorrow, my mom said that she will watch my DD in the morning so I can go for a really long bike ride and the local bike trail. It is suppose to be beautiful. My heart rate is much better when I bike (with no hills).
So here is my new running play list in order of running time. I should say that I like pretty much all music. It has some heavy metal, pop, rap, 80's, even some disco.
Lose Yourself - Eminem (Great starting song!!!!)
Raise Your Glass - Pink
Give Me Everything - Pitbull and Ne-Yo
Stayin' alive - BeeGees
Bad Company - Five Finger Death Punch
Waterloo - ABBA (this was the song that was playing when I sprinted to the finish)
Glitter in the Air - Pink (put in to be a breather in 5K's)
Shut up and Drive - Rhianna
Born to Be My Baby - Bon Jovi
Hard to See - Five Finger Death Punch
I got the girl - Bon Jovi
Bawitdaba - Kid Rock
What Ya Gonna Do - Hinder
Awake - Godsmack
Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold
Far from Home - Five Finger Death Punch
The Edge of Glory - Lady Gaga
Hero - Skillet
I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry
Porn Star Dancing - My Darkest Days.
Some mix I got. YouTube some and see what they are like. This is over 80 minutes so it really is not meant to be timed just right for a 5K but my "walking" song will be about mile 2.
Time to figure out how much I need to eat today and maybe work on tomorrow's calories today.
Have a great day.