Thursday, August 4, 2011

Last of the Virtual Insanity 5k's

The ladies over at Mom's Run This Town have been so awesome this summer!  Each month they've had a different virtual 5k race with some great prizes (I really hope I win this month, free fuel belt!)  I can't believe it's already August and the summer is almost over.  That means the series is at an end and for this month RoadID is sponsoring the race.  Not sure what the prize is yet, but you can bet it will be good.

So what are you waiting for?  Head over to the MRTT website and register.  Be sure to tell them I sent you, then go and finish this series with a bang!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

quick post

Yesterday was Track Tuesday, or speedwork.  Whichever you want to call it (actually, whichever I want to call it since this is my blog.  I should probably make a decision huh?  I hate that :)  Anyway, I was nervous because I hadn't been feeling well all weekend and had a nice little visitor.  My goal is to do 400 meters in 3:09.  I hadn't been able to get that goal, or be consistent at all in my times yet.  I really wanted to get home fast so as I began running, that was my mantra.  "The faster you run, the sooner you'll get home."  Four times around the "track" and I was finished.  A little worn out, but not too bad.  I was sure I had gotten my goal....maybe.  I came home and checked out runkeeper....I blew it out of the water!

Lap 1-3:01
Lap 2-2:36
Lap 3-3:03
Lap 4-2:45

Wow!  I guess it's time to go for a PR in the 5k.  My last one (which I never did a race report for)  was 43:37  Not my best time but far  from my worst.  And it was after only 5 hours of sleep, half before and half after a trip to the emergency room.  I might need to do a race recap.  This needs some explaining.  Anyway, there are a few 5k's coming up in my community so I'm looking into one that I can rock!

In other news, my 10k is coming up this weekend, hills up and down,  my earliest start time yet and no playlist.  I might be a little nervous.  At least I know I can run that far....

Don't forget to enter my giveaway for some Yummy cocoa and $25 to!  It ends Saturday.