Monday, June 13, 2011
I did the second of five races in the series yesterday. It was already pretty warm by the time the run started at 6:30 AM. They had it in a different part of the park this year, but the route was still all on dirt trails. The route was a 'lollipop' - out along the stick, around the sucker (how appropriate some might think that is), and back in along the stick. I started a little slowly as I was feeling a bit tight. I settled into a 5 minute running one minute walking routine, and started to feel better. The first mile went in 10:17. The second mile felt better and I was able to pick up the pace a little, and got that one in about 9:39 or so. In the final mile I could feel myself starting to poop out, but I tried to keep pushing. The last 1.1 mile went in 11:03. With the fractions added in, I finished the race in 31:00.19. I was quite happy with this, since the one I did a couple weeks ago I ran 32:20. A definite improvement, but still a ways to go to get under 30 minutes, which is my goal for this year.
I have also signed up for some more sprint triathlons, the first of which is in early July, so I need to get back into a more balanced training program again.
Today was a 32 mile bike ride. I was able to get out and do this distance since I am off work this week. I hope to get some extra time in the pool this week, too.
I hope everyone is off to a great start to your week!