6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Friday, December 17, 2010

It's Beginning to look a lot like a 5K


Yes folks this weekend I will put on my ELF costume (ironic yes?) with silly socks from Janna and lace up the Brooks for a 5K jaunt around T-Town!! The Santa Runs Tacoma has a great turnout in alpha order Alma, Amy, Chelsea, Janna, Jill, Kadie, Kerrie and kiddos... Heidi and Tammy will be volunteering and cheering.. hopefully weather depending Muscle Man and the Little Studs will also make an appearance. GOOD TIMES!!
  • WHAT IS MY GOAL?
Last night I hit the treadmill for a warmup 5K to see how my 11 days Post Marathon legs felt. I started slow, I have not done speedwork at all and I don't want to get injured. I knew I wanted to get a sub 27 minute 5K. I had Top Chef and the Little Studs to keep me company. I felt HEAVY!! That extra 10 pounds I have gained bounces and I DON'T LIKE IT!! Think I need to start my New Years Diet early. As I warmed up I felt good, HOT but good. Time to get a fan to go with the Treadmill. By the end I was going sub 7 minute pace ending with a 26:15 5K.. Not too shabby.
I am going to pulse my friends to see what their plans are.. then I will either pace someone to a PR and HAVE FUN!! Or try for about 7:30 Average pace.. going for a personal PR right now is not realistic.
  • Are you running this weekend?? In costume?
  • What are your FUN Holiday plans?
  • Please let me know if you have a great bloggy post I missed...I will have time late next week and the following to get CAUGHT UP :)

HAPPY FRIDAY!!

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16 comments:

Stacie said...

Am I first??? Wow! I'm running the dreaded Rochester course for the Santa Run 1/2 Marathon tomorrow morning. I'm trying to come up with a good outfit. I'm wearing my red plaid Running Skirt for sure. I'm working on a post now.

BTW~I have an Inperspire giveaway going now too :)

Stacie said...

I forgot to say good luck & enjoy the day with everyone. I really wish I lived closer to you guys so I could have some running buddies.

Shells said...

Coming home to WA for Christmas!! Can't wait! Injured right now and not doing much running, but the Tacoma Santa 5K sounds awesomely fun!!! I love the Pacific Northwest, there's a special spot in my heart for good ol' T-town!

Amy N. said...

I'm running it! It sounds like a fun race! Though the weather report doesn't look good...

Marlene said...

I AM running in costume this weekend! My training group does an annual Christmas "Runch"... stay tuned!

And have fun at the 5K!!!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Yes, that is ironic! Look out for Will Ferrell.........

Cynthia said...

My friend and I are running the Tacoma Santa Runs 5k! We will be in costume too! I can't wait!

Rose said...

Normally I run a holiday race, but I made zero running plans post-marathon (I ran Vegas, too). Instead I'm hosting a cookie exchange party. So, instead of exercising I'll be getting fatter. hahahah.

Maybe I should run my own holiday 5k on my treadmill.

Carly said...

I'm not racing this weekend, but I'm getting out for my first run in quite some time (like, 2 months long time. Yikes!).

Kate said...

You as an elf is QUITE ironic. Lol. Good luck on your race...sounds like it'll be a fun time!

I have no races on my schedule til February, though we'll see what pops up. I start marathon training January 9. Hard to believe! I've had a couple fun blog posts...my first experience volunteering at an adventure race http://kate-my-mind.blogspot.con/2010/12/castlewood-8-hour-volunteer-report.html and an insanely muddy and FUN trail race in the rain http://kate-my-mind.blogspot.com/2010/12/pere-marquette-endurance-trail-run-mud.html

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Good luck in your 5k! I posted about running the Holiday Half in Portland last weekend. Check it out if you want to learn how NOT to PR:)

Nicole @BodyByBeer said...

I'll be the gingerbread girl with a green hat and scarf, this will be my first time running... maybe see you in the crowd. I'm really excited to go get my bib and packet in a few hours!

H Love said...

7:30 pace...right after a marathon! YOU ARE COOL! Have fun!

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

We were running twins last night. I did the exact same thing... I ran a 5k on the treadmill to see how my 11-day post-marathon legs felt. I have a 5k on Wednesday night (the 22nd). I was able to push out a 30:59 and considering my PR is only 28:16, I think I did pretty good (also considering it's not race day). Good luck on your race!!!

Terri said...

Have a great run! Can't wait to see the photos! :)

Mamarunsbarefoot said...

No holiday races planned here. Good luck to you!!