Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Suck It Up Buttercup Virtual 5k

First of all I would like to say THANK YOU Michel over at Baby Weight My Fat Ass for hosting this great 5k! Great motivation to get on out the door or hop on the dreadmill if that's what you like:)

Here's how my race went:
Any of you who follow me knows by now that I pretty much do ALL of my running activities with the most awesome running buddy ever Sheri so of course we did this together. One for All and All for One right?!?!?!? We choose Sunday to do our race, the only kicker with that is that we had to do our long run that same day as well (8mi) so we decided to break it up do 5 out our normal hilly route then complete our 5k on a  little easier route;) We are also trying to focus on slowing down on our long runs so this helped knowing that after we do 5 slower miles we are going to speed it up for 3 more. Our 5 was perfect then we stopped at our cars to regroup for the 5k, you know get "race ready"! The best part about everything was the SUN was SHINING it was about 37* with a breeze every now and then. At times I was burning up then the next minute I was chilled. I took my favorite Pineapple Roctane GU and off we went, I was trying to go way too fast and very soon realized I needed to slow it down! We did a simple out and back, with the second half having a nice little down hill right in the middle and the end of the route~sweet!! My finish time was 27:54!

What's the best thing to do after a race?

Me & Sheri
Eating breakfast of course!! Cracker Barrel is usually the choice and this morning was really yummy Blueberry pancakes!! During our 5k season we always go eat after the race along with sometimes several other running friends and the wonderful, fabulous photographer and number one fan my mom!!

Do you have any "after race" routine? Let's hear it!


Cynthia O'H said...

When the sun is out, any race is a good race. The pancakes were definitely a great finish to a good time.

Sherry @ Life from my persective said...

Glad you had a good race and Crackel Barrel as I call it is the BEST!!!

Christy Dillman said...

How fun to have a running friend like that, great job ladies! LOoe Cracker Barrel, used to work at one! Just found your blog and am now following.


Kayla said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Cracker Barrell!!!! It is my favorite place! We don't really have one close, but I got there as often as I can!

shannon said...

Great virtual 5K!