Stats for 7/6:
QUICK first mile, faded a bit the last 2, sore tummy muscles..
I am searching for a race (5K, 10K or possibly a Half Marathon) in August but have not found anything in the budget so far… On an AWESOME note I have Muscle Man 99.9% convinced to run a 5K with me in September on his 33rd birthday (33 is my FAVORITE number, I am a FREAK about it). The race, with 8K and 5K run and a 5K walk, is called "Run Wild" and takes place at Northwest Trek Wildlife park. Northwest Trek is a free roaming style wildlife park aimed to teach people about the local Northwest wildlife. The $25 registration fee helps support Northwest Trek's conservation efforts and includes park admission, a race shirt, and a goodie bag. PERFECT!! And we will get to run past Cougars, Owl and Bears, Oh my!!
Added bonus the park is just 10 minute from our house, we can bring the kiddos and have a babysitter for the 22ish minutes we run, then hang with the wildlife and make a family day of it after..
I am in search for a GOOD 5K program to get my legs turning over QUICKLY. If you have any programs you love please let us (me and hubby) know.. On my 5K speedy run yesterday I realized quickly that I will need to do a few things to prepare for the 5K:
1. Work on core strength, I notice my (post babies) TUMMY much more when I am in the faster speeds. My muscles were still a bit sore from the Marathon...OUCH!!
2. Tackle the HILLS without the mental block. My body can do it, my mind says "YUCK I hate hills," which I am convinced slows me down.
3. Find time to hit the track, weights and crosstrain. I am GOOD for the first mile then FADE.. Need to work on my overall speed and muscular endurance (fast twitch) for the shorter distance. I think weights and track work will HELP.
So being the uber-competitive lady that I am I looked up the results from "Run Wild 2008." With the time I ran yesterday (which was slower than race pace) I would have placed 2nd for the Females and 10th Overall (The lady who won posted a 22:58 TOTALLY doable). THAT IS MY KIND OF RACE.. Unless a pack of crazy lady-Kenyan pops up in small town Eatonville, WA (not likely) in the next few months I may have a chance to WIN.. Running with/against hubby, that will speed my booty up even more. CAN'T WAIT!!