Saturday, April 17, 2010

Race Day!

Today is the Chardonnay 10-miler. My friend Monica and I are racing together (and by "together", I mean - we're driving to and from the race together, where she will run the 10 miles in something under 90 minutes and I will do my best to beat 100 minutes).

We're hoping to meet Kalli and her friend Krystle, who are coming up for the 5k.

This is my "warm-up" for the Wine Country Half in 3 weeks. Woo!

UPDATE:

Did get to meet Kalli and Krystle (you can see pics if you follow the link above to Kalli's blog). It was really fun to talk to them, but they were off like a shot at the beginning.

I had a GREAT race. Finished in 1:36:09 per the Garmin (probably a bit longer on the clock, 2-3 secs), for a pace of around 9:34 or 9:37/mile. Much faster than I was hoping for. I actually teared up when I saw the clock at the end.

We'll see what I can do in the half marathon in 3 weeks. Here's my stats from the Garmin. I think I should be offended at their very own definitions of "fast jog" and "slow run" (you try being female, almost 40, short, and stocky and tell me that I'm "jogging"). I can also see how my pace lines up with the hills...particularly that last killer one.


3 comments:

fitandfortysomething.com said...

oh i love this! you rocked the 10 miles.....averaging under 10 minutes is amazing for that distance. it was so fun to see you today :) i really hope we can see eachother again!
xoxo

whataboutsummer said...

Wow I've never seen garmin printouts before! That's awesome. Your stats are looking strong; congrats!
Katherine
whataboutsummer

Lisa Eirene said...

CONGRATS! It's so exciting when the time is better than you think it will be! :)