Sunday, July 29, 2012
First of all you have to understand me to understand this blog. I am the only daughter of a Marine. I am the middle child with an older and younger brother. I am married to an ex Marine ( if there is such a thing). So to say that I know how to dig deep is an understatement. The will to be better is always there just tapping into it is difficult at times. So having said that when I joined this Virtual Race I treated it just as if on Race day there would be hundreds of people competing with me / against me. Last year in the No aides walk I did the 5K in 75 minutes. When I started this 5K training program I was doing 3 miles in about 76 min. I set the goal to be on Race day to do the 5k in 50 min.
Where : Lafreniere Park , New Orleans, La
Time: 730 am
Temperature: 94 degrees
Humidity ; 70 %
This is Brian My husband and walking buddy.
we set a pace at 16'40" according to the ipod.
.25 miles in
.5 miles in entrance to Dog walking area
1 mile in ... Broke my fastest time did in 16:22
Fastest 1K 10:02
Lafeneiere park is a full family sport track area ... the next pictures just so you some of the beauty of this place
Entering the " O" zone
The "O" zone is the part of the track starting at 2.5 miles in ... it is where I have dig in deep and push hard ( see you can figure out the reference here ) Where the skin is electrified and you want this so bad that no matter what you will get it ... This also happens to be the most beautiful part of the trail ...
The peak 2.75 miles ...
5K mark .... official time 51:36 but omg I was spent at this point ... I gave it all I had and then some so no complaining on my part !!!!
I made a shirt for the day and wore it with great pride to take a few people with me, If there is no astrix they are members of the site. The people listed are there no matter what, they have said or did something that inspired me to go the extra step in this. Brian*
So all in all it was an awesome race day and now it is party time lol !!!! Enjoy everyone