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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

I set a PR today!!

Yes, you read it right. I was able to set another PR for my 3 mile run today....and the weather was VERY nice today. Better yet, I got my 3rd run in this week - a major milestone since my last marathon training. I was able to get up at 9:30 - 30 minutes later than I planned, but that's okay. The rain did not get out of the area until around that time so it was PRRRRRR-FECT! After prepping my lungs, eat breakfast, and get dressed. I saw on one of the bank thermometer that it was 66 degree still. YAYYYYYYY! YAHHOOOO! Plus it was already starting to get really sunny and BEAUTIFUL out. A perfect Firefly run today. I could not ask for anything more. I was so motivated last night to get out today because all of the rain and the cold front that finally went through giving us a lot of relief. We had a few tornados that went through the SW part of the state, but that's okay. This is wonderful. Note to the Chicago folks: It's heading YOUR WAY. Hang on and get ready to ride the relief train. CHOO-CHOO! Get ready to get DRENCHED! Well, I decided to head to my beloved Lake Calhoun. I knew the lake breezes would feel SO good. I stretched before I went out so my IT band would behave. I took one last sip of my Powerade and locked my car. There was very light traffic around the lake. Me like ALOT! I start off on a warm-up pace. As I got more comfortable, I sped up a bit to a very comfortable level. The run felt really good 'cept for the really hot and fully sunny places around the lake - without the nice breeze. It felt really warm with the sun beating down on me. I pressed on. When I made the 1st mile mark, I looked at my watch - 11:52. Cool! I made a quick water stop at mile 1.8, which helped bounce even more back. Like other runs, I kept my focus on the beach where I would finish. As I reached the last 0.2 miles, I pushed a little harder until I reached my finish. Once I reached my mile 3 marker, I clicked on the stop button and looked down - 33:19!! WOW! I had to double check my other blogs, but I indeed have set a new PR for my 3 mile run. I felt good. When I finished my run, I cooled down by walking and then stretching. Once I was done, I headed for a recovery smoothie and shopping for my running supplies like bars and sport drink. I then heading home to get ready for work. Tommorow's a cross-training day with Friday being a rest day, which I will need big time. Saturday's still up in the air with it being a cross-training day or not. It all depends. I really need to a weight-training workout this week still so it's looking like it will be good day for that. Today's work-out. 3 miles - running 33:19 11:06/mile - ALMOST sub-11...so close!

12 comments:

neese said...

yeeeeeah i can feel your great attitude coming through your words!! great job on the run and i'm so glad the weather is working in your favor finally!

WAHOO!!

LeahC said...

awesome run! it might be raining tomorrow morning for our run....BUT I DON'T CARE CAUSE IT WON'T BE 99.99999 DEGREES OUTSIDE!!!! nice job enjoying the weather and the running and being a speedy mcspeedster :-)

angie's pink fuzzy said...

woo hoo!!! way to go!!!!

Marty said...

Congrats on your pr:) Keep it up!

Marty

Liv said...

Yay for PR! And I'm so jealous of your cooler temps... send them up this way, will ya? :)

Lisa said...

Yippee!!! PR's rock!!

21st Century Mom said...

Excellent! I love a good run and a PR run is even sweeter. Nice kick at the end!

Jess said...

awessssome job on setting a new PR! that's great! you sound so excited, which you totally should be! congrats on a great run!

Ryan said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WONDERFUL PR RUN TODAY. You certainly had the weather working for you. Glad to see your motiviation and performance is high. Keep it up.

And I don't know if I can buy anything that was advertised on the Tyra Banks show... oh well.

Amy said...

Congrats on the PR! Keep up the great attitude.

Oh, and send some of those 60 degrees temp our way, okay???

Temp today outside: 95 degrees with 93% humidity...and ZERO air conditioning in the classroom....

jeanne said...

congrats!!! doesn't it make all the bad runs worthwhile when we have a good one?? ENJOY the feeling! and you WILL be breaking 11 min miles soon. I just know it!

*jeanne* said...

Good job!
You are great at getting all the various forms of training done. I still tend to skip my x-training days.