Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Race Report: EWEB Run to Stay Warm 1/2

Not a lot to report so this should be quick. I wanted a PR and I was on track to PR until mile 5 when I stopped at my first port-o. I don’t know what happened. I felt fine at the start, the weather was perfect (chilly but sunny), the course was FLAT and really pretty however, around mile 5 my body revolted. I ended up making 3…yes, count ‘em, 3, port-o stops (UGH). I ended with an extremely disappointing 2:35 (which is 10 minutes slower than my current PR). I would definitely do this race again and it made me excited for the Eugene Half Marathon, as much of the course is the same. It was a really small race (at least the ½ was). I don’t normally like small races but I really enjoyed myself, minus the port-o stops and feeling icky. Oh well, there is always spring 2010 for a ½ PR. I’m planning at least two ½’s in the spring so hopefully one of them will hold my PR.

BIG shout out to my super speedy hubby Mr. Pi, who definitely earned his Mr. Speedy Pi name, 1:33:48/7:10 pace! Great job honey! Also shout out to the co-worker who PR’d with 1:56. Nice job running buddies! Thanks for walking back half a mile or so to cheer me on and run a few feet with me. You guys are the best!

Sunday I spent stalking Jen kick ass in Arizona at IMAZ. It was really awesome to see her via live feed cross the finish line and become an IRONMAN!!! Very inspiring. Really makes me excited for Barb’s race! Jen, you are amazing! (p.s. Thanks Zach for keeping us posted throughout the day via FB.)

There is still time to sign up for the Virtual Turkey Trot on Thursday. So far I have almost 30 participants! I’m treating my trot as my long run for the week and plan to take it nice and steady and enjoy my fellow p-town trotters for the first 3-5-6 miles, depending on what distance they choose to do. You have until tomorrow to sign up. To sign up, just leave me a comment telling me you want IN and what distance you plan to run, if you’re undecided on distance, no worries just report back when you’ve finished.

Happy Almost Thanksgiving!