Sunday, January 25, 2009

Race Report (truncated)

1:42:38!

More results and pictures to come once I finish my mimosa(s) and eat a full wedge of brie.

But seriously, I had a nice race and finished much faster than I had anticipated. It was a good race and I was able to use my training and stick to my plan and not have too much get in my way. Jen and I both placed in the top 3 in our age groups and got winner's beer mugs. I will let her fill you in on her race, but I think we both had a great time. Zach gets special spectator awards and serious kudos go to him for standing in the cold for 2 hours, cheering us on and taking tons of pictures.

I'll do a quick word explosion on my initial thoughts and idea which I will follow up on later:
  • HR before start = 136
  • in the zone
  • snow
  • slush
  • wet
  • slippery
  • getting passed
  • passing others
  • chafing
  • glee
  • high fives
  • 11 minute PR
I am so fucking happy that this is over with!

12 comments:

RunToFinish said...

hell ya!!! 11 min PR..dude I'm just going to follow your entire training plan..except oh yeah the speed...that's a problem for me.

WAY TO GO!

the gazelle said...

woot!!! You are fantastic! Way to PR!

Sarah & I were thinking of you guys today.

Alisa said...

Mr Pi and I were thinking of you guys too! Great job Emily...all that hard work has paid off...way to hit that A++ goal!

KK said...

11 minute PR?!?! Holy smokes that's amazing. And a super fast time! And you both placed top three? What an awesome day and accomplishment. Enjoy your glory and congrats.

aron said...

you totally rocked that!!! i knew you would :) CONGRATS!!!!!!

Sarah said...

I can't wait for the whole thing! And AWESOME time!! My lord - that's a spectacular finish time. Super proud of you!!

Denise said...

GREAT JOB!!! So speedy!

Jen Rife said...

Congrats on an awesome PR!!!

Marathon Maritza said...

Whooo hooo!!! 11 min PR is AH-mazing!

Be careful in the shower with your chaffing...ouch!

Denise said...

Hey, yes, I do a lot of upper body lifting outside of the pushups. I lift at least 2x a week, but usually do upper body 3 times.

I'm running the New Orleans half marathon on Sunday!!

Amy said...

Congrats on what sounds like an amazing race!

Zach said...

Congrats on the PR - you did awesome.

Isn't there a video of you accepting your award? If there was I bet everyone would want to see it! :P