My legs have felt really good these last couple of days so I decided to go for it today. I didn't want to be stupid and push too hard, but I did feel good enough to run pretty fast. I finished with a time of 22:23. My last 5K was last summer and my time was 23:33. I had not done any speedwork before that race at all, and since then I have done quite a lot. I figure that running the 5K on the treadmill this morning made it somewhat easier, but having it be so soon after my marathon made me not go all out, so I am hoping when I do a 5K or two this summer I'll be able to cut some decent time off of my PR. Anyway, it was fun and I feel great.
Here are the pics I sent in to Jess for her virtual race :)
|This was literally seconds after I finished, so red, sweaty face are in full effect|
I am runner #6, so I have a 6.7 mile "very hard" leg (one mile steep uphill, then the rest is super steep down hill on dirt... ran it last year... I have never been so hot and dirty in my whole life). My second leg is a "very hard" leg that is just over 8 miles up a mountain pass (butt kicking!) and then my last leg is a three mile "easy" leg that is mostly flat.
I am all signed up to run the Star Valley Half Marathon on July 9. I have done three full marathons but only one half. I have gotten much faster since I ran that half (with a time of 2:04) so I am excited to see what I can do at the half distance now.
There are a couple of 5K's I will probably do over the summer, and after Ragnar I will be training for the Top of Utah Marathon on September 17. Jenny has really wanted to run Top of Utah and we've been planning on it for a while, but she has something that day and may not be able to, so we are looking at a couple of other marathons around that time as well. I feel confident that I could run a marathon, take a couple of weeks super easy and then run another, so if Jenny picks another race I will do it with her. The two we are looking at are the Pocatello Marathon (we ran the half last year and it was great. Got to love a race that gives you a great backpack, tech shirt AND a bag of potatoes!) and the Layton Marathon.
And of course the NEW YORK MARATHON announces on Wednesday who gets in to this year's race through the lottery on Wednesday!! I told myself I would not get my hopes up but man oh man would I LOVE to go run that!! I figure if I don't get it this year I will just be one more year closer to my guaranteed entry. :)
Josh really loves the idea of the Rock n Roll Las Vegas Marathon being at night this year (this was my first marathon in Dec. 2010 and Josh's first half). We did have a very awesome time. I don't love the thought of a late afternoon marathon, but if he decides he wants to go again, I am in.
And then early January is the Goofy Challenge. Yeah baby! If you are thinking about signing up for any of the Jan. 2012 Disney World Marathon weekend races, the prices go up here soon, and the Goofy challenge is already 50% full! Apparently there are lots of other crazy people out there. :)
Have a great weekend everyone! I have another cool giveaway coming up soon, if you haven't yet entered my Planet Gear giveaway, please do!! And please help spread the word, especially to any active mom's to be you know. :)