Saturday, August 22, 2009

Vroooom, Vrooom!!

The first comment I got this morning when I came downstairs was, "You look like a German Race Car." I laughed and said, "Well, not just ANYONE can buy the Brooks Hanson singlet!" The reply? A predictable, "No, you have to go to Germany to buy that." I nearly had coffee come out my nose!

What a great run with Rick Troeh, Travis Bailey and Dave Dawson. The goal was a 3 mile warm-up, nice and easy, 7 miles at 8:20 pace and then 3 mile cool down. Which translated into: 3 easy, 7 below 8:20 pace and 3 miles at whatever I was feeling.

Dave caught up to me at about 11.3 miles, and really pushed me (read: raced me) for the final mile. For the record, he beat me! But, hey, I ran the last three miles at sub-8:00 pace feeling fantastic, and was laughing my butt off for that last mile taunting Dave while running on his heels the whole way. I though I had him with 0.3 miles to go. Maybe if I'd shut up and concentrated on running instead of joking around and laughing I could have beat him!

What a fun run, I haven't laughed that hard in a while. This entire run was pure joy, and I am feeling great! Thanks guys!!

Route:--Elev. Avg:0 ft
Location:Blue Springs, MOElev. Gain:+0 ft
Date:08/22/09Up/Downhill: [+0/-0]
Time:07:16 AMDifficulty:0 / 5.0
63 F temp; 80% humidity
63 F heat index; winds N 8

Distance: 13.00 miles

Speed:7.3 mph

Pace:8' 15 /mi


Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Elevation
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
19' 26+1' 116.4-0.9-- ft
28' 56+0' 416.7-0.6-- ft
38' 52+0' 376.8-0.5-- ft
48' 13-0' 027.3+0.0-- ft
58' 03-0' 127.4+0.2-- ft
68' 12-0' 037.3+0.0-- ft
78' 07-0' 087.4+0.1-- ft
88' 13-0' 027.3+0.0-- ft
98' 05-0' 107.4+0.1-- ft
108' 05-0' 107.4+0.1-- ft
117' 54-0' 217.6+0.3-- ft
127' 54-0' 217.6+0.3-- ft
137' 10-1' 058.4+1.1-- ft
Versus average of 8' 15 min/mile

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Funnyrunner said...

great run! You go, girl!

runner-grrl said...

Funnyrunner, Hey, thanks! I had a lot of fun today. Hope to feel this good in seven weeks! --Alex

Travis said...

Again, a fabulous run, Alex. I thought I might be able to make a move on you two with .3 to go, but catching you on mile 12 really took it out of me. Glad you had David to really push you. It's good for you:)

Funnyrunner said...

me too! Hope to feel this good myself in 7 weeks!

runner-grrl said...

Travis, ya, David totally kicked my butt on that sprint at the end LOL--I loved it! You were right there tho, and you have come a long way to regain where you were late last year. Striking distance! Hey, I have 20 miles next weekend, you in?? --Alex

runner-grrl said...

Funnyrunner, I peeked at your blog to see how your training was going.. I'm excited for you and your upcoming BQ :-)! How are you doing? --Alex