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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tall Mom on the Run 3 High Five Virtual 5K Results .... PR, BABY!!!!

Most of you know Mel (aka Tall Mom) HERE. She's hosted another wonderful virtual race today on 5/5 that benefits the Susan G Komen Marathon for a Cure. Mel just completed her second marathon this past weekend at the Eugene Marathon .... and rocked it with a BQ and surpassed her fundraising goals. Visit her donation page HERE.

She has asked those that entered to create their own race bib, with a chance for prizes. Since I don't have time for that tonight and am not in this for that prize, the only PRIZE I wanted was a 5K PR!!!!!!

I headed downstairs on the treadmill, because I wanted to be sure I PR'd with the exact distance. Little Dude and Little Diva were working on a Mother's Day project behind closed doors, so I decided to do a quick (yes, quick!) 5K downstairs, before putting them to bed.

As mentioned before, I usually start at 6.6 MPH (my strange starting pace). This time I started at 7.0 MPH. After mile 1, I increased my speed by .1 MPH ever 1/10 mile. At mile 2, I was up t 8.0 MPH. I never take "fuel" on a 5K run, but I wanted to ROCK this!! So, I downed a heavenly mint-chocolate Gu after mile 2. I continued to increase my speed bit-by-bit ... eventually up to 9.5 MPH. The ever-so-gradual increase in pace made me really focus on each 1/10 mile without getting too exhausted. I counted in my head from 10 down to 1 each time ... Hey, whatever works!!!??? Usually, I try increasing by .5 MPH and get too tired too quickly. But, not tonight ..... it worked!

3.1 miles D-O-N-E ...............

New 5K PR (race AND treadmill)
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24:20, baby!!! That's right!

Previous 5K PRs:
5 K Race- 24:46, GOTR 5K - 11/17/2009
5K Treadmill Run - 24:54 - 4/3/2010
(This marathon training is paying off!)

Tonight's after workout GLOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
(feelin' good ... inside and out)

26 comments:

  1. Sweet! Nice job on the PR and love the smile :)
    Thats a happy runner's smile for sure!

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  2. Great job! Love your look--way to do it in style.

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  3. nice job! congrats on the PR. wish i looked good wearing Bondi Bands :-(

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  4. Nice work and FAST! I like it.
    Thanks for your comment - I'll be following your journey as well - from one mom to the other (I see you ran Chicago in 2008 - so did I - next time we'll have to meet!)

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  5. Awesome PR! Congratulations! And it's even sweeter because you did it by yourself...with no competition to push you.

    Thank you for visiting my blog. Love your blog too.

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  6. Awesome PR... great job. One day, I will be that fast. Of course, I dropped my PR by 2 minutes... but still 2 minutes slower than yours.

    Great job!

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  7. Your crazy with your dreadmill adventures

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  8. completely awesome. way to go!!

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  9. Way to go with the PR!! I usually go with .1 or .2 increases as well...it works!

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  10. GOOD JOB!!! You totally rocked it! :)

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  11. NICE WORK on the PR!! The great thing about treadmill PRs is that you don't have to worry about any stupid tangents or people getting in your way!

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  12. I know I already said congrats, but I wanted to reply to your comment on my blog about my shirt! :) I actually got it on clearance at my local running store in the fall. I love it so much that I got another Brooks shirt (same color, different design) at REI a couple of months ago!

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  13. Holy crap that's fast. And you always look so pretty in your post run pics!

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  14. could you be any more adorable? lol gosh
    that is so fast. I start out at 5.0 and don't make it past 5.5 holy moly lady

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  15. Great blog you have! Nice job on the 5K PR! You are speedy!

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  16. NICE job! I love your darling headbands!!!

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  17. Wow - you are impressive. I'm sure I'd fly off the back of my treadmill if I tried to do 9.5...Congrats on a new PR!

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  18. NIce job!

    Am I the only one whose speeds tanked thanks to marathon training? Is this a sign I should stick to shorter distances?

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  19. Wow oh wow!! CONGRATS!! Post race wrap up soon...

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