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Monday, August 30, 2010

So Much for Sub 21

Saturday I ran in a small town race with a small amount of people but had a blast. My hubby is from this small town so I knew a bunch and got to run with friends AND family as my Sis-in-Law joined in the fun. Ya know, sometimes a race is just about the commodore between runners and it doesn't matter what time you get.

Oh who am I kidding...I wanted to see something under 21 minutes SO BAD! I was on perfect target pace for my first mile at 6:40 min. and then Mr. G went blank. WHAT?!?!? I just charged the sucker a couple days before and had only used it once on a short run but I'm thinking I must have left it ON. Grrrr. Lesson - charge Mr. G the night before a race no matter what.


So screen is blank but at least I had a young buck next too me that was running my same pace so I figured if I stuck by him we could make this happen. All was well until mile 3. Mile 3 has a little steep hill that lasts for about 1/4 mile at the beginning and I remembered it from previous year so I attacked it. However, I forgot that from the top of this steep hill it remains a slight uphill grade to the finish line. Ahhhh!!! Maybe should have saved a little "umph" for the blacktop that remained. Well young buck slowly pulled away and I was left counting my steps. (Something I resort to sometimes when I'm starting to hit a rough spot). Not sure what my last mile split was but obviously not fast enough to keep my time under 21. I actually didn't even get under 22 min. My time was 22:19 which is a GREAT time that I am proud of and I did come in second overall (like I said...small race). I'm just ready to kill that 5k come Labor Day.






5 comments:

Andrew Opala said...

Awesome run!

Hey Keisha since you have an A.S. in P.T., what do you think about stretching as a way to prevent injury, and what about stretching to improve your overall running?

Rae said...

Sorry you didn't get a sub-21, but you still rocked it!

Katie @ Health for the Whole Self said...

Even though you didn't get under 21, that is still an AMAZING run! :)

Andrew Opala said...

Keisha - thanks for the email and let me know if my quote on my blog is copacetic!

http://runningmanwannabe.blogspot.com/2010/09/5k-tempo-stretching-coach.html

Adam said...

Ugg, that is a bummer about the race. BUT, I do love small races - always fun to know people there.

BTW - I am SUPER behind on...everything! :) But feel free to use my blog on the fav fridays!