Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Track Tuesday

So after totally slacking on running last week, having only done 4 miles since the Old Port 5K, I'm back on the wagon. Okay, my excuse is that Ian was on vacation which meant we stayed up way too late and got up way too late (lame excuse), but I also wanted to focus on family time. I was starting to stress about not feeling prepared for the Beach to Beacon this Saturday, but after this morning's run I feel very optimistic!

I decided to do six miles today, just so I could go the race distance (I tacked on the .2 at the last minute) and wanted to do it on the track so I could easily keep track of my pace since I am a Garmin-less runner. I wanted to try to keep my pace between an 8 - 8:45 mile and was mostly successful.

Mile 1 - 8:14
Mile 2 - 8:24
Mile 3 - 8:36
Mile 4 - 8:43
Mile 5 - 8:44
Mile 6 - 8:54
Mile .2 - 1:49
Overall time - 53:28

A 12 second PR!!!!! Yeah, it was on the track, but I was alone so I figure in race conditions I could do even better.

Now I'm just hoping the nightmare I had right before I woke up doesn't come true. I woke up on race morning and by the time I got out of the door there was only 45 minutes until the start of the race (it takes a good hour just to get there). I was so panicked! I got to the starting line, but everyone was at least a mile ahead of me. I decided to run anyway, but then looked down at what I was wearing - orange and black striped leggings, a red and black striped long-sleeve shirt, and a pink running skirt. How's that for fashion? I laughed when I read Lauren's post over at The Running Cook this morning, I must have been channeling her through my dreams. Also worthy of note, the water stations were manned by the Muppets! I woke up so stressed out, I'm glad I had planned an early morning run! Needless to say, I'll be setting at least three alarms come Friday night!

What is your craziest running dream?


  1. Nice job on this mornings run! See you Saturday!

  2. I came here from P's bloggy post exchange. My worst real nightmare was leaving way too late for a race and getting there as the racers were lined up at the start. They had us jump out, park there and waited for us. Nicest race people ever!

  3. LOL! What a great dream/race image! I'm not sure that I've ever had a bad race dream....although now I'm worried about what my subconscious will come up with! :D (I came over from Sarah's blog with the guest blog, couldn't resist reading some of yours too!)


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