Big 12 Run:
1st place female
42:59 (average 5:45)
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Overall, I was very pleased with this race. My pace was nothing super impressive (I've run this pace for a half marathon before), but given the terrain I am extremely pleased. Last year I was 44:15, but it was very windy and in the middle of a snow storm. It was also during an 80+ mile week which was preceded by 2 weeks prior that were 90+, so this was raced on very tired legs.
|Can you find the weenie? I did end up ditching the head band. . . in my defense, was in the 30's at start|
|After breaking away, caught some of the 5k runners|
For example, to substitute a long run we did 9 miles at marathon pace + 1 minute, then quickly changed shoes and ran 8 more miles at marathon pace. This was modified from a workout I saw Sara Hall post about.
We also nailed a 2 x 6 mile that was split up by a fast half mile to spike the heart rate. This was actually a tale of 2 tempos. One was into the wind and was about 2 seconds per mile slower than goal. Then the next 6 mile tempo was 15+ seconds faster PER MILE.
On a side note, Krissy and baby Evan came to Missouri to visit!! I can't wait to snuggle his little guy again in July.
|He likes Harry Potter as much as his Auntie.|