hamsterwheel6 wrote: »
Race report: Sole Mates 10K
Initial weather temps had called for close to 50 at race time, but as the week went by that changed and we were looking at 40 at race time with wind chills. So what I had decided to wear had to go and tights and long sleeves were in, with touque and gloves added in.
Grateful again that race time was at 11, so had plenty of time to eat, dress, and get going. It’s nice not being stressed about that part.
Got there and got my timing chip and then the waiting started. It was cool, so did a few drills to warm up. Stood in line for bathroom, more drills.
Finally time to start. Again everyone in one corral at start, both the 5K and 10K (actually 6.5 miles).
I started at the front because I never got to lol!
Off we went , started downhill for about .25 miles then a little flat and then the hills started. 1 mile hill and then a bit downhill and flat, and then another longish hill. This we had to do 3 times, with an almost half mile hill to the finish.
I started out fast because of the downhill and was going to do the same strategy as the last race (fast as I could on the downhills and flats and slower on the hills) which was working but then some of the course had eroded from the heavy rains and there was debris everywhere so navigating was tough. And there were some steep inclines. I ended up walking for about 30 sec at some of the hills. I didn’t want to, but if I felt if I didn’t, I wouldn’t be able to finish strong. Also I was trying to get at about hour time and I knew the walking was not going to help, but it wasn’t meant to be this time.
I finished 6.5 miles in 1:4:09 so 9.52 min/mile pace. I finished 3rd in age group but there were only 4 of us lol.
The winner of the age group places first every time. Except for a 10k last year where I did, but I don’t think she ran that one.
It’s like I’m chasing her each time. I’m 8th overall in the series for the year so far.
Anyway it was a fun race, had baked potatoes and brownies after, and I was relatively happy with my performance given the conditions of the course.
Next up is my HM end of March. Unless I accidentally sign up for another in between.
8k, 10k done. HM, 5K, and 15K/10miler yet to do.
Avidkeo wrote: »
I went out for 8k this morning, and when I finished my run, I noticed my HR was mostly in the green. So I had to have a proper look. OMG my HR has really dramatically improved over the last month or so. My VO2max has gone up to 50! (yes I know, garmin so not accurate but still woah).
This running regularly has really made some dramatic changes to my metrics!
PastorVincent wrote: »
SUNDAY UPDATE - Pastor Vincent vs Boston!
For those new/or with short memories I recently hired a coach to help me run faster - with the goal of a BQ in 2021. It is probably an unrealistic goal, but I am not getting any younger, so going for it. Several people asked to be updated on what the coach has in for me so I post each week what the coach's plan was, and what I actually did.
DAY :::: PLAN :::: ACUTAL
Monday :::: 10 miles :::: 10 miles
Tuesday :::: Rest Day ::::: Rest Day
Wednesday :::: 10 miles :::: 10 miles
Thursday :::: 8 miles+ Strides :::: 5 Miles on dreadmil
Friday :::: Rest Day :::: Rest Day
Saturday ::::: 8 miles easy, 8 at MGP ::::: 8 miles easy, 9 near MGP
Sunday ::::: 5 miles ::::: 5 Miles on dreadmil
Total Miles: Plan 49, Actual 47
I missed the run on Thursday due to scheduling, but I got close to plan this week at least.
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