3.1 Mile Sprint

14 Apr

I ran a 5k this morning. It was hard and fun at the same time. Before I get to the race…here was my morning.

I woke up at 6:20 ate a mini Lara bar. I got dressed. I rode my bike over to the convention center. Picked up my bib and shirt. I realized I forgot my energy gel on the counter. FAIL! Luckily enough we got one in our swag bag. SCORE!
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I went out for a quick warm up and stretching. Made my way to the start line and found my favorite run “class” teacher, AMY!!
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Amy is so funny. I go to her track practice every Tuesday. I always make fun of her because she calls it class! Her husband, Chris, is my coach and hers. We both were doing this 5K for our 5K threshold test. She, of course, came in sub 20 and had an “awful” race. First in her age group. She is so FAST!!

I asked the Facebook-World, How do I race a 5K? The responses:
Run as fast as you can? (<—-question mark?)
Just when you think you are warmed up it will be over.
Run!
Fast.
Run as fast as you can until you think you are going to throw up then sprint for the finish.

Seems like ALL logical answers!!

Start Line:
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The corrals were pretty close together. I got in the 8-9min corral. Not a whole lot of people there. There was a ton of people behind me though!!

7:30 on the dot…We we were off! I just tried to run fast and sure enough I did.
Mile 1: 8:57
Mile 2: 8:59
Mile 3: 8:53
Mile .1: :46
That ALL equals 27:54 WHAT?!WHAT?! PR. 8:57 avg miles. I was 12/128 in my age group. I secretly wanted to do a sub 28 but was not sure if that was logical or not. It was. Super Exciting!!!

Sue was totally right when she said you will be done before you warmed up! The whole thing was so fast. I got the 1st mile done. I got over the train tracks. 2nd mile was done. I forgot there was another set of tracks we were going to have to go over. I got over those tracks. Up and over the bridge. Mile 3. Sprint for the finish. It was over!! Mark passed me right before the finish. He was doing the 10K but they started before us. šŸ™‚

Everything went pretty much according to plan. I ran fast. No trains! No bridges were up! I feel lucky because almost everyone I talked to got stopped by at least one train!

I ran into a bunch of peeps this morning.
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Clockwise from the top left:
Andleb–fellow Ragnar ambassador. She was hanging at the Ragnar booth.
Brooke–You may recognize her from my Nuun video. She ran a 5K PR!!!
Ryan–I spin with him on Monday nights. He ran the half and PR’d as well. He got stopped by the train twice! šŸ˜¦
Here is my outstanding outfit. I do not usually race in compression socks but they matched my shirt and it was cold outside! I usually do not use music but I thought this was a special occasion.
Mark–Fellow Swimmer. He drove me to Boise last year. We had a good time. He may say different. šŸ™‚ He got stopped by the train.

I went over and helped Leslie run the Ragnar booth. Talked all things Ragnar for a couple of hours. I saw David, he was first in his age group. Dang I have fast friends!!

The 2 Leslie's talking Ragnar up!

The 2 Leslie’s talking Ragnar up!

How was your Sunday?

13 Responses to “3.1 Mile Sprint”

  1. MoM April 14, 2013 at 11:05 PM #

    12of128? YOU GO GIRL,,,

  2. Alana April 15, 2013 at 6:24 AM #

    Nice work Leslie!!! You are an animal:)

  3. discorunner April 15, 2013 at 9:18 AM #

    Nice job! I always have such a love-hate relationship with 5Ks. Glad you enjoyed this one and kicked butt with a new PR!!!

    • Leslie @ TriathleteTreats April 15, 2013 at 9:07 PM #

      Thanks!! I know what you mean about the love-hate…I just do not like to sprint and that is what you have to do!! šŸ™‚

  4. sweetlybalanced April 15, 2013 at 10:06 AM #

    Great job on the 5K AND PR!!! I had to skip my half marathon Sunday because of injuries šŸ˜¦

  5. amyvt April 16, 2013 at 6:49 PM #

    You’re in particularly fine form this season. I’m smelling some more surprise successes and PRs. In fact, you should register for more races to ensure that happens.

    • Leslie @ TriathleteTreats April 16, 2013 at 9:14 PM #

      I hope so!! I owe a lot of my running success to you and your class! šŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see how things evolve through the year!

  6. Kristen L April 18, 2013 at 9:19 AM #

    I ran Race for the Roses half last year — it is a really nice race!

    Congrats on the new PR!!

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