Saturday, May 10, 2008

156.2 - 10k on the 10th

RBF Nancy hosted another virtual race, which I ran today. DH took the kids to the store (I assume to buy Mother's Day swag, but taking the kids and letting me run is a gift unto itself), and the weather was p.e.r.f.e.c.t. I felt strong and hit the pavement in my new running shoes, which felt fine and didn't hurt my shins at all.

And I think they are making me faster. Check it out:

6.2 miles in 1:07:04
Avg pace: 10:49
Lap 1: 10:15
Lap 2: 10:08
Lap 3: 11:12
Lap 4: 10:56
Lap 5: 10:52
Lap 6: 11:38
Lap 7 (.2 miles): 10:20

I ran another .4 miles to get the rest of the way home and the avg pace was 10:23.

What I feel best about this run is that I pushed myself hard and ran quite a few hills (which are really just long inclines in my part of the world). I was running 9's and 9:30's a lot, and even pushed through to some 8's and 8:30's for short bursts. I drank water just about every mile at a walk, so obviously my miles aren't averaging in the 9:30s.

But I'm gonna get there. I can feel it in my bones.

The post-race party includes a long hot bath and Jen Lancaster's new book. I've got to say, this is one of the best race events I've been a part of. Y'all should join me next time.

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Yesterday's food was spot on. 1570 calories, no night snacking, one tiny bite of the kids' pizza, and lots of water. The scale obviously played along with a .8 drop, which I'll gladly take.

Happy Mother's Day all you mama's out there. Hope you get to sleep in.

6 comments:

Pokey said...

GREAT run Laura...and some good success at the scale too!

I am hoping that my scale going down is going to help my running pace go down too!

Marcy said...

AWESOME JOB CHICA!! You totally rocked out ;D ;D

Jess said...

Nice run! You'll enjoy Lancaster's book -- it's SO funny!

Running Knitter said...

Amazing job! Look at those split times! Whooo -hoooo!

Carly said...

Nice Job!!!!! Hope you had a great Mother's Day.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

HEY, NICE WORK!!!

Thanks so much for joining us!!

Nanc
XOXO
Doing much better, thank you. Hopefully that was evidenced in my last entry.