Sunday, September 20, 2009

Racing Results - Goal Achieved?

Today was the first of two 5k races I will be running as part of my goals in the TT contest. I woke up this morning, and my quads were sore! I couldn't imagine what from. I did my TT workout on Friday, but with a lower intensity, and I wasn't sore yesterday. So if it was DOMS, they were really delayed!

I warmed up for about 10 minutes and my legs felt like lead. I was a little nervous about the race. I wasn't sure it was going to go well by how my legs were feeling.

The first mile consisted of trying to move up because we were still in a pack. I past the first mile marker at about 9:06, so I knew I was on pace. Then my shoe came untied so I had to stop and tie it! During the second mile, my heart burn started to get bad, and I vowed to take something for reflux before my next 5K race. My pace was still good and I past the second mile marker at about 18:30. The third mile felt better - the heart burn diminished, and my pace was steady, but I was getting doggone tired.

Final results
Time - 28:32
pace - 9:11
place - 231 out of 665
division place - 15 out of 81
gender place - 104 out of 438

And here's an action shot my husband took at the finish line...Yes, I am wearing tiger ears and a tail. It was a run to benefit a zoo!

All in all, I am very happy with the results. I made my goal of a 5K in under 30 minutes!!

Afterward, I splurged at lunch and had one of my favorite kinds of pizza. It's called the Border-to-Border. It's Canadian bacon, pineapple, tomatoes and jalapenos. Yum!


Fred said...

AWESOME job, Abby! A 9:11 pace is!
(Plus you stopped to tie your shoe...that had to add at least 10 seconds to your final time)
Guess I will have to start referring to you a RocketGirl on a regular basis!
Way to go, ABBY!


Abby said...

Thanks, Fred! I'm very happy with the results! Since I didn't feel my 100% best today, I know there is room for improvement. And next time, I'm putting a double knot in my shoe laces!! :)

Krissa said...

GREAT JOB! I am happy for you! I know it feels very good.

The tail might have slowed you down another 20 seconds or so :) But the tail and ears were cute.

Glad you got a finish line pic.


Smoketheblowfish said...

August 29, 2009...

"My official time was 31:15, with a pace of 10:04"


I kinda figured that you might blow the doors off of that one. Imagine how fast you could run with your shoes tied.

I would recommend keeping the tail and the ears, they seem to bring good luck.

Great job Abby!

later, MikeZ

Abby said...

Thanks Krissa and Mike!

My next race doesn't require ears and a tail, so we'll see how lucky they really were! Maybe I'll keep them in the car, just in case. :)