Sadly, I could not get out to run with the crew this afternoon because of work so I decided to run my 6.66 miles at 5 am this morning. Felt pretty good after hill repeats last night with the WHC. Got up and dressed this morning in costume to run with my inner devil, complete with horns, red hair, and an appropriately numbered bib. Then I went outside not realizing it was raining. Since I was up and ready, I decided a morning rain run was appropriate. I had laid out a basic loop through Lindley Park and Sunset Hills and started out. The first mile or so was relatively dry with no problems. However, about 2 miles in, the bottom decided to fall. My costume fell to pieces. My paper bib disintegrated while my horns slid out and my red hair decided to run down my face and back. I ran the remaining miles in perfect misery (not really) throughout the neighborhood. The course was a bit hilly, but not too bad. Will run most of it again sometime in the future. I got home after running 6.66 miles in honor of National Running Day on 6/6 finishing in about 65 minutes (so close to 66 minutes). I posted the picture below to the 12athon page and later received my 7.66 points for the run today. Will say that running before working both jobs is a plus to running after. All in all, a great two days running even though I missed running with the WHC downtown. But there’s always next time!
An early start to a good day. We meet up at PTI airport for the Blue Points 5K on the Runway at PTI. It included several members of the Woo Hoo Crew in addition to runners from all over and all ages. The weather couldn’t have been better. It was a balmy morning with cloudy to clear skies, so a perfect temperature for a morning run on the runway. Melanie W., Melanie J. and I warmed up with a slow mile before the start of the race. Ralph, Carole, Jordan, and Russell were also there to run. All of us had good runs (at least far as I know) with a few personal records (PRs) thrown in. I finally beat my PR from years ago to finish at 23:12 which is a great start to my summer. We took a team picture for the race and I can’t wait to see the plaque we’re receiving later on.
After the race, Melanie, Melanie and I drove over to Bald Eagle Trail to run 3.2 or more miles on the Trials in honor of the 12athon Trails Days challenge. Took it easy as a cool down and stretch run after our race. We ran in our bibs from the race which elicited a few interesting looks from other runners on the trail. We decided to call our trail run the AnyWoo Trail Run in honor of the event and the fact that we ran on a random trail. After posting, we got our 4.2 points for running trails for the 12athon Virtual Challenge.
All in all, it was a great morning of running with great friends. Thanks again to the Crew for an AWESOME time.
When this year started, I ran the Resolution Run 5K with friend form the Woo Hoo Crew and finished in a paltry 34 minutes. So that night, I wrote two running goals done to drive both my training and to keep me focused. Goal 1: Run and Finish a Half-Marathon. Goal 2: Run a 5k under 25 minutes. I believed both of these were attainable with training and the help of friends (Thanks Crew!). On April 28, I ran and finished Owls Roost Trail Half Marathon to check off Goal 1. Then, today on May 12, I ran the Go Far 5k with my student running club from school. I had no plans to run hard and had planned on a 28-29 minute finish. I did not stick to that pace though as I ran with a couple of my runners through miles 1 and 2. As I rounded the turn, I looked down at my watch and noticed I was running a 7:50 pace. I finished strong with a time of 24:10, so Goal 2 has been checked.
I’ve spent part of my afternoon planning two new goals for the reminder of the year. Goal 1 (or 3 if you prefer): Run and finish a marathon in respectable shape. I will be training for this with the WHC as we plan for the Kiawah Marathon in December. Goal 2 (or 4): Run a 10K under 48 minutes. This goal will take a little training and some more speed work, but I believe it should be easy. The only 10K I have planned is the Hit the Brixx 10K in October followed by a 5K right after. With the help of the Woo Hoo Crew, I hope to make 2012 my best running year ever.
And the day started with a blast as we meet at Spencer Love (or Live) for an easy 5 miler in honor of Cinco De Mayo. We put on our sombreros and fake mustaches for a photo op, then we were off through Country Park and Military Park for a nice run before the heat and humidity set it. We had a good run as Melanie, Nick, Nathan, Katie, Chet, and I showed up for a good time and fresh run. After the run, most of us headed out for breakfast. So, all in all, a great day by all.