I was so excited about this race that I did it three times and FAILED to get a decent time any of those times. Yesterday was my first attempt and I did it in the form of mile repeats. One mile warm-up – 10:09, mile 2 – 8:37, rest interval (.53 miles) – 5:26, mile 3 – 8:57 (so part of this, thank goodness for Garmin). Results for 3.1 miles? 28:52.
I then ran another 3.1 because my training plan called for 6 miles. By this point, I’d wasted what little speed I had to begin with and it was hot and I was cranky, so my result for the second 3.1 were 33:45. (Notice how there were no more repeats, sigh) I think that may be my slowest 5k since the last five kilometers of one of my 20 mile training runs. Oy.
Finally, this morning, I hit the treadmill for a quick run and managed to knock out the 3.1 in 27:35. Not a PW (see above), but certainly not a PB. Even worse, I don’t have any pictures and I didn’t make a race bib. Sorry Tall Mom, it’s just been one of those weeks.
Three Things Thursday:
1. I’ve spent much of my free time this week trying to buy a tie for Jones for his First Communion. He’s never worn a tie before, so I have no idea if he’ll actually even end up wearing it. Right now, I have almost $200 worth of ties and dress shirts for him to try. I, obviously, would like him to choose the tie/shirt combo that cost $12.99, but if he’s anything like me he’ll be wearing the expensive tie and shirt I found at Nord.stroms. Beer Geek jokes that I can walk into any store and immediately pick out the most expensive thing, without looking at price tags. Thankfully, I’m too cheap to ever actually buy anything unless it’s on sale, preferably clearance LOL.
2. I set up a Facebook page for MCM Mama. I’ve been posting my blog updates on my personal FB page, but I figure not all of my friends really want to hear about my running. This way they can choose to see it if they want to. I still need to come up with a good picture that ties together my love of beer and love of running. Hmm, maybe I should have a contest and see who can come up with the best picture…
3. I won the “virtual race” over The Last Mile Lounge. Thank you to all my faithful readers for going over there and voting for me. I am way too excited about the fact that I won a t-shirt. Speaking of faithful readers, I’m so excited to hit 140. I love round numbers! Thanks for joining me on my adventures. Soon, the marathon will be over and there’ll be more beer and less running. Should be a fun time. ;o)