Sunday, May 13, 2012

WIR- I Did WHAT!!!

Tuesday 5/8- 4.10mi w/Hill Repeats Step & Tone Aerobics
Wednesday 5/9- 5.25mi 50:21
Thursday 5/10 Step & Tone Aerobics
Saturday 5/12- Jennie Carol 5k (3.06mi)

Low mileage this week but gonna work on that this week. Tuesday morning Sarah and I had planned on doing hill repeats, for the first time ever! I got to town realized I forgot my Garmin text Sarah she didn't respond so I figured she wasn't coming and I took off running. I used the Map my Run app on my phone to measure the distance but wasn't sure on how accurate it was so I also ran a route that I knew what the distance was. Then Sarah text while I was out that she had overslept and was on her way, she picked me up and we headed for a hill. We have decided to try doing some different things in training like the hill repeats and track workouts so I'm anxious to see how and if it helps. We did 6xhill repeats, at first I thought it wasn't so bad but by the time the 5th one came I could tell it was definitely a work out and I could REALLY tell it at aerobics later that night and the next morning! Wednesday I ran with the Hubz which you can read all about HERE! Thursday morning I got up to run but was feeling a little worn out so I decided to take the extra couple of hours of sleep instead:) and just went to aerobics after work.

Then came Saturday Race Day! Another "Serres" race.  Also as I stated HERE this is a race I REALLY wanted to do well in as I have never placed in even though I had an awesome PR at last year! Friday night I wasn't really feeling it and Saturday morning wasn't much better but in my mind all I could think was "Run FAST Bobbie!"

Sarah & I at the start!
The weather was PERFECT for running it was about 52* and the sun was coming out. This is a big race for our area usually around 400+ runners as it is in memory for a local teacher that died a few years ago  celebrating with her family after completing the Ky Derby mini it was very sad even though I didn't know her.  When I arrived I saw a fellow runner that is fast and asked him if he could pace me at 8 - 8:15 and he said sure no problem just line up with him, so that was my plan! We lined up front and when they said go my pacer took off like a rocket! So much for him I was all alone the first .25 I was at 6:45 pace! Then I saw my buddy Kelly and knew if I could just keep with her then I would be doing great. When we passed the first mile it was 7:30 and I wasn't sure I could keep it up. I kept telling myself "Yes you can you have got this!" I think the second mile was around 7:50 and I was shocked at how well I felt and really I didn't feel too out of breath. In the last mile there was an incline for about .25mi then we had to do a lap around the track to finish, I told Kelly we was almost at the uphill and to get ready but together we took that hill with ease a little slower but with ease! When we crossed the finish line and I looked at my Garmin I was in TOTAL SHOCK as it said 24:02!!! My official time was 23:57 which made me even happier. I went from never placing to getting 1st in my age group!! Needless to say I had the "Runners High" all day:) and it just goes to show you CAN do ANYTHING if you just put your mind to it!  That of course is a new PR and it beat my last one by one whole minute!!
Me & Kelly I told Mom she was making me run fast!
I told Kelly I owed it all to her I really don't think I could have done it without her, she said she felt the same with me but it was truly her! I think together we just run great together and the best thing is we aren't in the same age group so there isn't a competition factor just race friends running together!

I have a question about the Hill Repeats, What is the proper way to do them? Should you sprint the hills or just run them up and down?

Hope everyone had an awesome week!


Just Jen said...

Congrats on placing first in age group!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Congrats on a great race and first place AG win!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Congrats on a great race and first place AG win!

Courtney said...

GREAT JOB BOBBIE!! dang, you're fast girl!!