Sunday, May 17, 2009

A New Running PR and a Great Ride With Teammates

Got up this morning to temps in the mid-60s. Awesome! Much better running weather than 80 degrees. Ate my breakfast and headed down to the start line. Got a nice little warm up jog on the way there. Talked to a couple of friends before lining up.

According to my garmin, we started right on time. I know the course well and run much of it in my daily runs, so I knew what to expect and I could visualize the whole course. When we reached the first mile marker I hit my split button and saw 8:00. Usually I'm at 8:30. But I felt good and kept going. Mile 2 was 8:14 and mile 3 was 8:12. The last .1 was :45. Total time: 25:10, which is a new PR for me. I keep hoping that I'll be able to place in these smaller races, but I ended up 4th in my age group. I'm very happy with my time.

After the run, I walked home, changed into cycling clothes and headed off to meet a couple of guys from my TNT team. We headed north into the headwind at the start of the ride, rode out about 20 miles and turned and came back. Total miles today on the bike: 43:78. Mentally, I needed that today. Wind and hills only make you stronger. Plus, I got to ride with some of my favorite riding buddies.

Tonight: relaxing in the recliner watching the season finale of Survivor!!!

1 comment:

Shauna said...

Great work on the PR! That is awesome! Congratulations!