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ennay
01-07-2007, 03:49 PM
Race Report.

First of all, I really really really dont think it was a 10K (6.2 miles). It was a 6 miler. Garmin matched the mile markers EXACTLY at miles 1-4 and then they didnt have one at 5 or 6 and then it was done at 6.01. Also, there was a water stop that I walked through and right after the waterstop was the 11 mile marker for the 20K and I remember being at 4.6, not 4.8. And GMAPS has it as just under 6 miles.

It was pouring rain, cold, hilly and ungodly windy. The wind just about set me on my butt. I was hoping for 10 min miles but would have been happy with 10:30 - and with the wind I was thinking closer to 10:30. Plus I ate too much breakfast trying to not have a pumping bonk (pumping breastmilk before runs has been crashing me) and my tummy was upset.

Mile 1 (GPS1.01) 9:05(waaaay too fast girl!)
Mile 2 (GPS 1.02) 9:47 (hmmm maybe this is ok)
Mile 3(1.00) 9:55 wind kicked in at ~ 2.5 really hard, so this was still working it. good pace
Mile 4 (1.00) 9:59 hills getting tough, starting to feel it, got a bit of a stitch
No 5 mile marker but when the Garmin read 5 I realized I had an outside shot at hitting my PR except for the killer hill coming up that I have never successfully run up
Mile "6.2" (1.98) 18:39 -8:28(2.2 m) or 9:19 (2m) I walked part of the killer hill. There is no way I averaged 8 min miles on the rest of that.

Either way I am really happy, but I think if I counted this as a 10K it would be setting the bar awfully high because I did it in

57:27!!!!!! Which as a 10K would be 9:15 and as a 6 miler would be 9:35 (PR for 10K - at least post 2004 because I never kept track of my earlier races - 59:04 or 9:32)

This was definitely a harder 10K though with the wind and the hills. So I dont think it was really a PR because it was short, but way faster than I expected to be back to in only 3 months post partum. Looking forward to an awesome 2007 running year.


AnneWonders
01-07-2007, 04:28 PM
Congrats! Sounds like a well-earned PR to me.

Anne

Sheila53
01-07-2007, 07:57 PM
Wow!! Hey, if they said it was a 10K, and you did it in record time, just accept it! :D :bravo: (I didn't even want to do the 20 min. drive to Target in the next town over because it's windy, cold, and wet so I stand up and applaud your bravery for running in it!)


Ilene
01-07-2007, 08:07 PM
Awesome time ennay :high:

ennay
01-07-2007, 08:11 PM
Wow!! Hey, if they said it was a 10K, and you did it in record time, just accept it! :D :bravo: (I didn't even want to do the 20 min. drive to Target in the next town over because it's windy, cold, and wet so I stand up and applaud your bravery for running in it!)

...the problem with just accepting it is...well, I dont want to be dissapointed NEXT 10K lol

I'm really happy -I'm not quite back to where I was before I sprained my ankle (10/05) but definitely back to prepreg shape.

sportmom
01-07-2007, 10:52 PM
How you even run while nursing amazes me! I nursed my 2 and just felt like the additional weight up top kept me from doing anything beyond 30 minutes out from feeding them. So congrats on being such a mover & shaker and a great mommy to your little moo!

LisaMarie71
01-08-2007, 09:44 AM
Great job, ennay! I'm almost inspired to sign up for that 10k, but I still have reservations!

ennay
01-08-2007, 11:22 AM
How you even run while nursing amazes me! I nursed my 2 and just felt like the additional weight up top kept me from doing anything beyond 30 minutes out from feeding them. So congrats on being such a mover & shaker and a great mommy to your little moo!

lol, i'm so ummm well endowed that nursing only adds a fraction.

ty I am tiiiired today but happy happy