Sunday, July 4, 2010

Race Report - Freedom Five 5k

I was supposed to go to Beloit, WI this weekend for my grandma's 80th birthday party. Sophie got sick Thursday and we were up all night Thursday, at the clinic for three hours Friday, and up all night again Friday night. So the whole driving 7 hours thing? Yeah, that didn't happen.

By this morning, I needed a little break. My in-laws got up early and came over to sit with Sophie and I headed over to Siren, WI for a 5k.

Right before we lined up for the race . . . it was steamy out! I was hoping for a little rain during race to cool us off.

I got my wish - and more! It started pouring before the race started, and kept rainin steadily throughout the race. I was soaked. I don't know if it was the heat, the rain, the sleepness nights, or the countless squats and lunges Jillian made me do yesterday, but I was s-l-o-w. Finished in 26:57. Slowest 5k in a long time. Oh well. A crappy run is still better than sitting on the couch!

Post-race. This picture does not do justice to my drowned rat look!

The race today finished up a pretty decent week of workouts:

Monday: 5.5 miles (w/5x800)
Tuesday: 3 miles easy (am), 1 hour kettlebells (pm)
Wednesday: 800 m. swim (pool hours are reduced for the rest of the summer - I had to swim quick and get my butt home to get to work)
Thursday: 3 miles easy (am), 600 m. swim (lunch)
Friday: 700 m. swim, 10 mile bike, 2 mile run
Saturday: Jillian Michaels - No More Trouble Zones DVD
Sunday: 5k race

My long run for the week is pushed to tomorow . . . hope we get a little break from the heat and humidity. For now, I'm going to spend the rest of Sophie's nap time watching a triathlon on TV. That counts as training, right?

20 comments:

Julie said...

Nice job on your 5k Heather! I love your cute skirt:)

P said...

I second the vote on that adorable skirt!! And, yes, watching a tri on TV definitely counts as training. :-) Glad you got out for a race, even if it wasn't your fastest (I know that feeling). Happy 4th!!

DRog said...

Nice call on the last minute 5K! and good job actually doing it ...it was really humid really early this morning. Great workout week.
-Derek

EricaH said...

Great job, I will take your "slow 5k" anyday I can't break 30 mins for the life of me. Happy 4th!!!

Beth said...

I think you are still pretty speedy! Glad you got out for your race but I'm sorry Sophie was sick and that you missed your party. I love the pictures!

Sarah said...

Definitely better than sitting on the couch. :) Where did you get that skirt??? I love it!

onelittletrigirl said...

Anything is better than nothing :)

PS- I love that skirt!!!

Diana said...

The humidity has been insane these past few weeks!
Heading to Door County for a few days of well-deserved R and R!
Yup, I'm taking my bells with me!
Congrats on the 5K-great race time, for me at least that would be outstanding!

joyRuN said...

Still faster than my last 5k, girl!

Congrats :D

Teamarcia said...

Hey you got out there and did it! That's more than I can say. Nice job in challenging conditions!

Marlene said...

Looks like one soggy 5K! Congrats on the race, even if it wasn't a great one. Way to keep the working-out-every-day streak alive too!

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

Wow! Great workouts! Sounds like a fun 5K, lol! Great job finishing in the rain. Hope everyone is feeling better at your house.

B.o.B. said...

Great job on running a 5K in the rain! I'd blame all of those things on your time. But - it's still a good time! And you are right about at least getting out there.

the dawn said...

eh, time is everything. you look adorable in that hot skirt, that's what really matters anyway :)

Ali said...

I pray for rain most days here in the summer when I run, in hopes it clears the humidity, looks like you got your wish!

Go 5k time!

Anne said...

Well...in my books, that's super fast :) I have yet to run a sub-30 minute 5K! So, Congrats on doing a great job despite the downpour!

Tish said...

Glad you got a little R&R (race & rain) in after all. Your skirt is very cute! Good job on exercising every day.

Jeri said...

Super cute running skirt! I wish I could pull off the skirt. I love them on everyone but I just look like a nerd.

RunMommyRun said...

Hope your long run was a good one!

Say, just a heads up that on Sept 11th, LTF Run Club will be hosting a 20 mile training run to the Capitol. I did it last year and it's awesome. Everyone meets at the Sears parking lot in St. Paul and they bus you to mile marker 3, 4, 5 or 6 and you run the rest of the course ending back at Sears. They provide water stops all along the way too. It was really fun last year and only costs $5! I don't think you have to be a LTF member, either...

The Happy Runner said...

Definitely blame it on Jillian :-)
I think you did well, though.