Warm-up Mile 1: 8:23- Should have been slower
Goal 7:45-7:54 Half Marathon goal Pace
Mile 2: 7:38- Oops a little too fast
Mile 3: 7:50- Dying by the end of the rep, had to stop and catch my breath. Stopped Garmin.
Mile 4: 7:42- This was mostly through the CREEPY part of the trail and I swear I stepped in dog poo because I could smell something for most of the mile. I stopped just before the last rep to rub my sneakers in the Grass.
Mile 5- 7:48- There was another runner, he is a fastie and I knew he was gaining on me. This mile had a BIG HILL, I swear part of the hill is Uphill BOTH WAYS :) At the end of this mile I stopped to stretch my tight calves..
Cool-down- Time? I sprinted at the end to try to get sub 8's for the workout but the smokers were in the way.. BOOOO!! I did rest and stop my Garmin 3 times so that is not really accurate anyway :)
Solid effort and this confirmed that I am NOT in Half Marathon PR shape. There is a FREE Half Marathon next weekend I was thinking of running, but I may give it a few weeks to get my SPEED back..
- One thing that is holding me back is my CORE.
Mom of 2 + No Ab work= Flabby mid section
I put a call out on Facebook for the Winsor Pilates DVD's, I did the workouts religiously before I got married. HIGH FIVE to my buddy Kim at (Just) Trying is for Little Girls HERE she replied quickly and the package arrived this week. Thanks Kim!!!
Maybe if I actually do the workouts I can get a have a HIGH FIVE worthy set of Abs like the ladies below who I BELIEVE are part Alien or Robot, I have not been able to confirm my belief.
Steph @ Steph's 50 Marathon Challenge. HIGH FIVE to Steph and her new Marathon PR 3:21:05, read all about her race HERE!! Strong from head to toe Steph. Pretty sure I am going to be Steph's Sherpa across the Boston finish line if she has too many celebratory beverages along the course to Finish her 50th State. Oddly enough just 30 seconds later at Rock N Roll Phoenix finish Line came the pretty lady below...
HIGH FIVE to the AMAZING abs of Emz HERE, WOW!! Emz earned a 3:21:35 at Rock N Roll Phoenix Marathon, she felt dizzy at mile 15, fell just out range for the PR she was hunting for and finished STRONG.
***Results like those pictured above are not easily achieved, but I know that a solid CORE will be an asset for me as a Runner..
HIGH FIVE Racing & Events:
Coming soon- I need to snoop around. Leave a comment if you would like to be added.
HIGH FIVE Great posts:
Looking for links, will add soon..
HIGH FIVE Giveaways:
**Special Thanks to Zoe HERE for this list
Run Zoe Run $50 CSN- Ends 1/21
Running: My Anti-Drug's iFitness Belt Giveaway - Ends 1/21
That Girl Is a Running Fool's $35 CSN Stores Gift Card - Ends 1/22
Blonde Ponytail's NUUN & Nike Giveaway - Ends 1/22
Momma of 3 Bondiband & #9 1/22
Frugally Green Mom's My Lip Stuff Giveaway - Ends 1/23
"Because all the cool kids are doing it" Road ID/GU/Ryders Giveaway - Ends 1/25
Laughing Lindsay's $100 AMEX Gift Card Giveaway - Ends 1/26
Being Alison's $100 AMEX Gift Card Giveaway - Ends 1/27
Impossible is Nothing's Allied Medal Display Giveaway - Ends 1/28
A Mom's Impression's $100 AMEX Gift Card Giveaway - Ends 1/30
Winter Follower Giveaway Tour - $950 Total Cash Prize - 3 Winners - Ends 1/31
How Sweet it is $1000 Social Media/Small Business Hop - Ends 2/14
MissZippy: Pacific Energy Giveaway ends 2/2
Kiley- Run Necklace- Ends 1/28
- What do you deserve a HIGH FIVE for this week? Leave a comment.