Monday, March 15, 2010

St. Paddy's Day RaceS!

When torn between choices A or B, chose A and B.
Don't you love when it's that easy?
I thought about it during the week and committed to the decision to run the race with E. I appreciated all your comments on my dilemma. She's only going to be this small once, so I need make the most of these opportunities.
The race was actually billed as a 5 and 10K. I didn't realize the 5k portion started at 8:00, not simultaneously with the 10K at 8:30, until I get there race morning. So I did what any type A person would do. Entered both races. I satisfied my competitive side by running the 5K by myself, and finished in 1st place for my age group in 21:12. After crossing the finish line I grabbed a bottle of water, quickly swapped out my number, and took DD from my mom. Then I ran the 10K pushing her. We stayed relaxed and finished in 57:37.
This wasn't a 5K PR for me, but it is in line with the times I was running Pre-E. There was a spring left in my step, and I felt like I had plenty more to give during the 10K, so I'm feeling pretty confident going into the half marathon next week.
So that's how we spent our St. Paddy's day. E's not really into bar hopping.
Did you do anything special to celebrate?
 
 

 

 
 
Stats
5K
Time/Pace: 21:12, 6:50/mile
Overall: 19/816
Women: 5/504
AG: 1/127
 
10K
Time/Pace: 57:37, 9:18/mile
Overall: 253/586
Women: 94/333
AG: 27/92



8 comments:

  1. Great job on the races! I am getting excited about Sunday myself. I am anxious and ready for it to be over, but looking forward to my first Half Marathon!

    What kind of jogging stroller do you have? I have been doing a bit of research on them (thinking ahead, you know) and I am considering the BOB Revolution. You have any recommendations? I know fixed wheel (the ability to make it fixed) is a must for jogging strollers.

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  2. You are too funny! Great job on both races, sometimes its nice to have the best of both worlds. ;-)

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  3. wow - I am impressed you ran with the stroller!

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  4. It had so much fun. It was even better having my mom here too.

    Hey Ginnie, I don't think you could go wrong with a BOB Revolution. I've tried running with a few different strollers and it's by far the best- very light and easy to control.

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  5. I took a look at the official race results today and saw the women in 1st and 3rd place were actually in my age group too, but they got overall awards, leaving me 1st for the age group award. They were fast.

    It's been my goal forever and a day to break 20 minutes for a 5K, but I still have work to do!

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  6. It had so much fun. It was even better having my mom here too.

    Hey Ginnie, I don't think you could go wrong with a BOB Revolution. I've tried running with a few different strollers and it's by far the best- very light and easy to control.

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  7. I took a look at the official race results today and saw the women in 1st and 3rd place were actually in my age group too, but they got overall awards, leaving me 1st for the age group award. They were fast.

    It's been my goal forever and a day to break 20 minutes for a 5K, but I still have work to do!

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