Monday, May 3, 2010

Catch Up: A Race Report, the Long Run that Wasn't, and May?

Wow, where has the last week gone? I was crazy busy at work last week and single parenting because my husband was out of town for training. The running took a little bit of a hit.

Saturday I went up to Moose Lake for the Moose Run. They do a 5K and a 10K. I really did plan on doing the 10K, until I got up to the registration table. And I signed up for the 5K. I really do hate 10Ks. And it was cold and windy, so I was worried about my mom and Sophie standing around freezing waiting for me to finish a longer race. So I registered and had plenty of time to warm up and greet the moose before the start.

What can I say about a 5K? It was hard. When I hit the turn off for the 10K I was both glad I wasn't running it, and wishing I was so I could run a little slower. Then I told myself to shut up and run harder. My garmin was completely loopy (anyone else have problems when it is windy and cloudy?), so I wasn't really sure how I was doing. I checked my time at the mile markers and it looks like I was on track to PR. So I just kept chugging along.

Finally the finish line was in sight and I ran as hard as I could. I saw my mom holding Sophie, who was screaming. And yet my mom still managed to snap a picture. She is the best race fan!

I crossed the finish line in 24:18, a big PR and good enough for second in my age group!

Sunday I headed over to Wisconsin to my in-laws so Sophie could get some Grandma & Grandpa time in while I did my long run. I felt fine all day (except for my allergies, which have been out of control), but as soon as I started running, I was ridiculously dizzy. I took walk breaks, took my Gu early, drank water . . . but nothing worked. I was miserable. I decided to call it good at 6 miles.

So a good start to May on Saturday and a not so great 2nd. But it is marathon month! I'm so excited to finish up this training cycle and get to Madison. One more 20 this weekend and then it is taper time. Happy Monday!

21 comments:

Jill said...

Hey girl, great job on the 5K and that awesome PR!! That's funny about the 10K, I don't blame you at all for switching last minute! Marathon coming up soon....very excited for you!!

lipglossspandex said...

Congrats on the 5K PR! :) That's awesome.

Marlene said...

Congrats on the 5K PR! Way to push through.. 5K's are so painful. That's why I don't run them often. :p

Hope you're feeling better!

MCM Mama said...

Congrats on the 5k pr! You are getting so close to the marathon now!

Sarah said...

Congrats on your PR!!!! Love the pic of you running!

DRog said...

Way to go mom snapping the pic! great shot finishing. GREAT PR! I signed up for a 5k in a couple weeks my first in over 10 years.

Scarlett Elliewood said...

Congratulations on a super fast 5k!

Diana said...

congratulations on the 5K-great time!

Doing the Madison Marathon....awesome, I hear it's hilly out there!

Best of luck-wish you were doing Green Bay too-maybe next year!

Julie said...

Hi Heather,
Congrats to you on an awesome 5K race! Way to PR girl:) I love the pictures...Sophie and the moose:) I also love the one with you and your new bling! Congrats on placing 2nd for your age group!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

CONGRATS on the 5k, and 2nd place! WOW!!! Also love the new blog look :)

onelittletrigirl said...

Second AG WAY TO GO!!! And your mom is awesome for snapping that great pic!

Lisbet said...

Sorry about your "long" run :-( Off days happen, have no fear. And GREAT job on the PR 5K! Super fast!

the dawn said...

What an awesome time!!! Good work!

Heidi said...

CONGRATS! Great job on the PR. Funny how we all have our preferred distances. I have a hard time getting going for 5Ks, so I find 10s more enjoyable.

Running Diva Mom said...

You're awesome! keep me posted on your plans for madison. It's getting so close -- I'm so excited!!! I can't believe it's marathon month already. It's actually gone by pretty fast!

Running Through Life said...

Congratulations on the PR! Sorry to hear your Sunday run didn't go so well.

Good luck with your 20 miler this weekend and I look forward to seeing you in Madison.

Jeri said...

I've never done a 10k and never want to. WOOOHOOO!! Congrats on the awesome 5k PR and AG award. That's awesome. Love the final pic of you sprinting it in. Your mom is super fan #1 fo sho.

My allergies have been getting the best of me too, finally broke down and bought some major meds that I will be taking nonstop for the next 11 days. ;)

Teamarcia said...

Congrats on a great race and PR! How cool that your mom came and took an awesome action shot to boot?
Wow taper is almost here--yay!

Sherri said...

I love the look of your blog!
Awesome race! Awesome time!

Katie A. said...

Nice job on the PR!!! Whoo hoo! High five! I HATE 10K's...you are smarter than you know doing the 5.
And...it's marathon May for you! So exciting!
My mom is a huge race fan of mine, too. It doesn't matter how many races I've ran or how old I get, she still comes to cheer :) It's so nice, isn't it?

Jess said...

Congrats on such a great 5K PR! And good luck with your last 20 miler!