Monday, October 18, 2010
On Saturday I ran the Liz Hurley Ribbon Run 5K - and I did great! :D Well, it's not a PR, but my expectations were not to run a PR. I know theoretically I have some speed in me, but I rarely use it these days other than a few short strides here and there, and not as fast as 5K pace runs at HM Goal Pace or something like that. So I was thinking I would probably at least to better than 35 min, stretch goal of 33.
Finished in 32:15! WOOT! Maybe official time 32:17, start was not chip timed - I was really close to the front but I'm guessing a couple seconds back. Felt great, recovery time of like... 10 seconds. HAHA :D No soreness to contend with later/next day or anything.
Then I went home, watched some football, and got a call from my friends from work about our hair dying plans... yes - I dyed my hair! Some parts are red now. :)
That took ages, much longer than I expected, I got home after 11PM. Ate cereal. Went to bed. HAHA. So tired! Then Sunday morning I realized I could not find my wallet. Panic. Get DH to drive me to work to look in my desk after looking every place I could think of at home. Come back home, start going through the closet and realize that although I would have sworn I checked my gym bag, I really didn't. So there it was! :P By the time I finally left to go run it was 9AM instead of my intended 5 or 6AM.
I planned on 17, but the first half was going so well I wanted to see more of the marathon course so I went to mile marker 9, and since I'm guessing I'm not starting at exactly the starting line, or because I can't really run the tangents during the day with traffic, the course measures longer than the mile markers, I ran to the next street as well so I'd have a reference for mapping it out. After I turned around it started really warming up and I realized I didn't have enough fluids. I was frantically looking for public fountains - decorative OR drinking. HAHA. I finally found a decorative fountain that I could easily reach and fill my bottles from about 1 mile from my car and that last mile was great! HAHA :D
Ended up with 18.8 miles. WOOT!
So that's it for now.