05 December 2010

Race Weekend

What better way to get ready for finals than to run back-to-back races?

Yesterday I competed in a Virtual Half Marathon. A bunch of my friends from RWOL decided to run a half marathon race. I chose a course with a lot of rolling hills and a couple of bigger uphills. I held a pretty strong pace from the start and died on the final uphill to my apartment. My time, 1:29:41, was my second fastest half marathon! Splits: 6:38, 6:51, 6:51, 6:55, 6:48, 6:41, 6:49, 6:42, 6:47, 6:44, 6:58, 7:03, 7:10, :42.

Today I ran in a local 5K with my running club. Again, I went out strong and slowed to finish. I wasn't sure what was left in my legs after yesterday, but I had a lot more left than I thought. Unofficial time is 19:00, just 2 seconds shy of my PR! Splits: 5:51, 6:10, 6:14, :44.

So, on back-to-back days I ran my second best time at two different distances. I'll take it! Makes me really excited to see what I can do in my first 10K in two weeks.

Also, Super-Mega-Ultra-Rockstar-Bigups to my friend marathonmaiden who rocked the Dallas White Rock Marathon this morning in 3:09:26, 8th place woman!