4th of July – PR!

Like 80% of every other blogger I read, I ran a 5K yesterday. I had not run a 5K since I did this race last year and last year I did not PR in spite of having a pacer. She was fresh off finishing Coeur d’Alene but she’s young and she’s fast and pacing me at a 9 minute pace was a good recovery run for her. Sadly, it was too hot and I was not fit enough and ran the race in 29:31 which was not a PR off of my December time of 29:29.

Yesteday I was pretty sure I could PR since my mile splist for just going for a run are often below 10 minutes and the whole run will be anywhere from 9:50 to 10:05. I figured if I worked hard and made it hurt a little I could carve into my previous PR pretty significantly.

I was right. My official time was 26:38 – woot! My splits:
8:37
8:56
7:55

not sure about the last .2 because I forgot to turn the watch off in the chute. A little math suggests it was 6:00 which is absurd. This is the problem with races that don’t use timng chips but whatever – I was smokin’!

Full results are not up yet but I was somewhere below 3rd. I expect not too far below and I’m happy – very happy.

Update – The official, official results are posted and they upped my time -bastards! But it didn’t change my place which was 10 out of 32 in my AG (top 10!!) and 63 out of 374 women. I’ll take it!

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14 Responses to 4th of July – PR!

  1. bex says:

    I am so jealous that you got to run a 5K yesterday! And congrats on the PR!

  2. bex says:

    I am so jealous that you got to run a 5K yesterday! And congrats on the PR!

  3. runner susan says:

    holy cow, are you like SuperMom now? where’s your cape?

  4. Nancy Toby says:

    Wow, well done! Very speedy!!

  5. Laurie says:

    Damn, that is a HUGE PR! Congrats! You’ve gotten speedy and didn’t tell us 😉

  6. jeanne says:

    HOLY CRAP!!! you are SMOKING! 7:55?!?!?! Congrats. very very nice!

  7. stronger says:

    Check you out 26! Right on.

  8. Melissa says:

    Woot!! Congrats on a huge PR!!

  9. swtrigal says:

    Wow-take that PR to Vineman now!
    🙂

  10. fe-lady says:

    Wow…your nickname is “21st SPEEDY Century Mom” now. That time is fantastic!
    I will be racing virtually through you the rest of the season! Yeah 21st!

  11. waddler26.6 says:

    WOOT! Great job! Your training is really clicking.

  12. ihatetoast says:

    wow! that’s a lot off. i know where to send my walnuts for crackin’ now.

  13. momo says:

    great job, p!!

  14. Yes, w00t! indeed.

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