Saturday was my first race of 2012.
Leprechaun Lope 10K by the State Capitol in Salt Lake.
I went early to Park City on Friday to spend some time
with my brother that I rarely get to see.
Saturday morning woke up, had a banana and nut butter, little bit of water, and I was off to the race. This was a smaller race so I had it in my head I was going to PR and get top 2 female. Coach Teresa and I had decided this is was going to be a 'C' race to test out my fitness before Salt Lake Marathon.
Got to the capital and it was WINNNDYYYyyyyy! Did a 1.5 mile warm up with a couple strides. Teresa had me take a 1/2 a GU 5 minutes before the race started to
test out how my stomach fared.
Race started out great! Legs felt wonderful and ready to run.
City Creek Canyon.
I thought that it was going to be rolling hills, I was wrong, so I zoned in and pumped up to mile 3 the best I could.
The rest of the race was flat and gradual down hill.
All of mile 4 my noes was bleeding... then just stopped - never have had that happen before.
Around 4.5 this guy in the red had pulled in front of me and I just held on to him the rest of the way. I kept looking at his strong calf muscles thinking I want mine to look like his one day:):)
8:14, 8:37, 9:32, 7:39, 7:19, 7:09, 6:40
- Side and front wind the entire race was not fun at all.
- I need to learn to run the tangents better! (Ended up with 6.25 miles)
+Legs never felt fatigued, I felt like I had plenty of energy, and heart rate was in control for the most part.
+Taking the 1/2 GU never bothered my stomach and gave me an extra kick
+I have never done a warm up/cool down after a race until today. Liked this, but next time do a couple more strides before race start.
If not for the hills, I really think I could have gone sub 45 for a PR.
After my cool down I had no soreness in my legs and
completed a 2hour recovery run this morning :)
Avg Pace 7:56
2nd/55 Age Group
|Blurry cell phone picture!|
5 Weeks to SLC!!!!!