Saturday, March 31, 2007

The Bellaire (Hurricane) Trolley Run 2007

**edited 11:37am**

Seriously we had it all this morning...getting to the race was hard enough...the rain, lightning, thunder and wind was brutal. I had to pull over a couple of times because at one point I thought my vehicle was going to tip right over...As it got closer to 7:30 it seemed to let up; it wasnt raining as hard and the wind had stopped, but the lightning and thunder prevailed. And the temperature had dropped from 73 when I left my house to the low 60's so that of course was welcomed.

The race started on time.

First things first; I PR' about 2:40 I guess. Garmin time was 30:15, Chip time showed 30:18. Yep, I was that close to my first sub-30. I hadnt even really thought about that till the last turn when I looked at my watch and I thought "I might have this bitch" I kept on, I knew the PR was in the bag already. I turned it on too late though because well I thought I was closer to the Finish than I was therefore no sub:30. I knew I wasnt going to get it once again there was yet another turn (7 in all the whole race course) so I just ran that last bit as hard as I could. Considering the conditions and the turns, well you know... ;o) I am extremely proud of my effort; a big 5K PR and that close to sub 30.

I never walked a second, and just ran past the water stop both times. I felt great out there today. Really great. Wait, no REALLY REALLY great...I was ready to go again. I was ready to be one of those that runs after the run.

Mile 1: 9:19
Mile 2: 10:02
Mile 3: 9:58
.1: .56 (8:29 pace) :) :)

As I said if I had known where I was in that mile 3 (should have looked at mileage on Garmin again), I might have been able to get it...Theres always next time. I have already signed up for the Easter Bun Run here in downtown next Saturday but I dont think its chip timed, so I am thinking maybe I should head to Clear Lake for the Resurrection Run (which I believe is chip timed) instead to get that sub 30. I will make that decision later this week.

7 miles, maybe 10 on the schedule for tomorrow morning at Memorial.


barbara said... blog is currently messed up...operator error but I think I have someone to fix it.

However, that won't stop me from posting comments across other blogs! We were supposed to do a 13-miler this morning starting with 8 that was flat with some minor inclines. Rain, thunder, lightning....

One of our coaches suggested going to the series of parking garages nearby so we headed over there. Turned out to be a lot of fun - the wind was blowing in from the sides so it felt a little cool, but it was dry (except for the roof) and no traffic or lightning to worry about.

I had so much fun this morning!

ali said...

congrats on a big PR and great race!

Anonymous said...

Way to go July! Hope you know the drill - "What was your pace this morning?" "Oh, 9-something". Breaking 31 minutes in the 5k is HUGE, way to go!


Steve Bezner said...

Dang look at those splits! I seem to recall someone worried about breaking 30 minutes in 2.9 miles and now your so close in 3.1.

Your getting faster!

L*I*S*A said...

Awesome job! That sub-30 min. 5K is practically in the bag next time. :)

elf said...

I was so glad to see you out there today--congrats on a great time!

jamoosh said...

Somebody is getting speedy!

Great job.

Vic said...

WOW!!! I'm speechless. I'm unbelieveably proud of you. Sub-31. Do you remember where you've come from and do you realize how far you've come? I wish I could have seen it. Way to go!!!

Sarah said...

Kickass Junebug!! That is so awesome. The weekend after I ran something like a 30:18, I broke 30 for the first time. Did it twice, and haven't done it again.

I may try this weekend at Resurrection, sorry you won't be there but good luck at Bun Run!