Sunday, April 12, 2015

Weekend Update


All of my early morning runs this past week were in the fog.  Hello humidity, I missed you (NOT)!  OK, I feel better now. 

I ran another 5k Saturday hoping to work on speed.  I've run the Enlisted Heritage race a few times. It was about 65 degrees and a little humid.   I had forgotten how tough mile 2 is.  It is all uphill (116 feet in one mile), and at times quite steep. I was hoping for an overall average pace of 8:30 or less, but mile 2 massacred that plan.  However, I felt good with my mile 3 pace of 8:19.   I'm thinking at least that mile counts somewhat as speed work -- yeah sounds good, I'll go with that.   My overall time was enough for 3rd place in my age group.   It was nice to visit with my running buddies Jenny and Valerie.

Valerie, Jenny and Me

The remainder of Saturday was spent at a T-ball game, running errands, doing yard work and capped off with PoPo's delicious grilled burgers.  I also got to snuggle with my new granddaughter and bake cookies with my grandson.

These are blooming in the yard


Sunday, I ran 11 slow miles in preparation for the Biggest Loser half next weekend.  This race was in February last year and I did well with a 2:01:08.  There must have been an issue with the date because the race is still Mardi Gras themed (wasn't that 2 months ago?).  It's already warm and humid now and difficult for me to breathe easily.  I've set no goals for this race, no unrealistic expectations.  I'm just going to run comfortable (until the last few miles anyway) and enjoy it.  Dare I run without my Garmin?  Eek!  No can do.


Did anyone else race this weekend?


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34 comments:

  1. No race...I"ve got a 10 miler next weekend...but I ran a tough 12 today. Conditions were perfect. It was all me. My legs were tired. But I pushed through it.

    Great job on the AG award!

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    1. Thanks. It's how we respond to tough runs that matters! Good luck with the 10 miler.

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  2. *sigh* I miss running. Congratulations on the age group placement!

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    1. I hope you will be back at it soon! I know it's tough!

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  3. congrats on 3rd place! I ran 2 5K's this weekend and it is HOT! and we have rain- great combo for a race weekend! LOL! Happy Monday! Love the flowers!

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    1. I'm impressed! A double? Wow. It is too warm already!

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  4. YAY! I'm so glad you decided to do it, H! Congrats on a great run and in taking it easy on yourself with your long run; you're going to do great. Thanks so much for linking up with the blog today and I hope your week is off to a great start!

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    1. Those 5ks make you run faster! But wow they hurt! I had no choice but to run slow the next day. Ha!

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  5. We've had a pretty humid spring but we've also had storms that we need. I know Saturday saw a number of races in DFW and it was actually perfect weather.

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    1. We've had plenty of rain this year but I don't like to complain about that.

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  6. Yes. I did. No humidity just WIND. Your slow pace is my wish I could pace LOL. Love the skirt!!

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    1. Wind is a game changer! That's my one SkirtsSports skirt. Love it!

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  7. I'm so glad you were able to get in another 5k before your half. Yup conditions were about the same in Jackson on Saturday as well. The humidity was there along with the hills, ugggh. Congratulations on your placement and I know you'll do great next weekend! :)

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    1. Thanks. It looks like rain. Ugh...a dig deep day.

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  8. Congrats on your placing at the 5k!
    I think you'll do awesome in your upcoming half too!!!
    Beautiful flowers! Our tulips have all come in and it's so nice and bright in the gardens right now:) Love it!

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    1. Thanks. I hope so. I've never been very good with tulips. I think we have too much shade. They are so pretty.

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  9. Nice job on the AG placement! Boo for that humidity though...I am not looking forward to that, though I have a month or so before it resurfaces here. :) Have a good week!

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    1. Thank you! Every year I think it won't affect me...but it does. Enjoy your month before it sets in.

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  10. Congrats! I don't know how you picked it up in mile 3. Mile 2 with the hill would have worn me out!

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    1. It did wear me out but I saved just a little juice for the last mile. LOL

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  11. Congratulations on placing in your race! That is wonderful! I am sure you will do great at your half this weekend. Enjoy it!

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    1. I hope it doesn't rain as predicted. Boo! That changes things.

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  12. Congratulations on getting 3rd place in your age group for the 5k. Great job. A great training run for your race this wkend.

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    1. Thanks. I'm just planning to enjoy this one. But you never know...

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  13. Ugh humidity. That'll happen here as soon as I start marathon training. Way to hang tough for an AG award! You're so pretty in orange!

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    1. Yeah I'll be training in the middle of summer too. Fun times. LOL. Thanks. I kinda liked my highlighter top. It's all about bright colors for me!

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  14. Congrats on the AG award! Humidity is a real challenge - I figured that out again this weekend as well. Good luck with your upcoming half!

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    1. My last FL half was in December. It was horribly muggy and warm. You get that pretty much year round.

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  15. 116 ft. is a big climb! Great job the AG place :) You look great in your picture, i love the whole outfit, the tank is a great color. You look really lean and strong!
    It was about 65 this a.m. when i ran ans it's amazing how yuck that can feel when it's 90% humidity. Darn humidity...

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    1. Thank you! I admit, I do like my Highlighter Orange tank. The louder the better. LOL. I hear you! My run this morning was foggy again. I guess if I could run after sunup, some of that would burn off, but I don't have that luxury.

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  16. Nice work on the AG placement! And I say count the entire 5K as speedwork ;)

    I hope it ends up being nice this weekend for the HM! :)

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    1. Thanks. It's forecast to be warm and rainy, but they are wrong so often. Here's hoping!

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  17. Congrats on your age group place - you're tearing it up this year!

    My next race isn't until May 26 - the GW Parkway 10-Miler that runs from Mount Vernon along the beautiful Potomac River to Old Town Alexandria. It's a fun race that my husband and I have run for many years. It's only drawback is that it runs on the George Washington Parkway which is concrete, and it beats the heck out of our legs.

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    1. That sounds like a pretty run but I wouldn't like the concrete either. There's a lady in my neighborhood that always runs on the sidewalk. I don't understand that. I have not raced that distance. I'd like to do one.

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