This morning, after my 8 mile run and my strength training and my blog post, I remembered that I had to run my Virtual 5K for Autism that I signed up to run for the awesome Alicia. Jenny and I have a 10 miler planned for the morning and then Josh and I are leaving and tomorrow is the last day to get the results to Alicia, so I decided to put my running shoes back on and get it done.
Since it was still SNOWING, I decided to get on the treadmill to run this virtual race. Mental note to me - treadmill running STILL feels much harder than outside running! Here is a cute funny though... when I was heading down to get on the treadmill in my tank and shorts, my seven year old Marcus said in a very concerned tone, "Mom! You DO know that it is freezing out there, right???" I told him not to worry and that I was just going on the treadmill. :)
I set two rules for myself for this race - I was going to start the treadmill at 8.5 (a 6:58 pace), and there would be no slowing down or stopping, only speeding up until I was done. I finished running at a 10.0 (6:00 pace), and finished with a final time of 21:18 (an average 6:52 pace for the 3.1 miles).
Here is my super short race report -
I blasted my IPOD through my treadmill speakers and was on my way.
My thoughts -
Mile 1 - Yee haw! Here we go. Running fast is FUN.
Mile 2 - Oh crap. What have I done. This is fast, I am tired, and I have to maintain this or get faster for quite a while still. I wish I was running outside.
Mile 3 - Thank goodness - only a mile left. I hope I don't throw up on my new(ish) treadmill.
last .1 - Holy cow - I am running really fast. I have never run at 10.0 before on a treadmill (although I have been faster outside). Woo hoo!
21:18 is a new PR.
Josh came down and snapped a few pics while I was running...
Thanks Alicia for hosting this!!! :)