Sunday, March 16, 2008

Weekend Recap

Let's start with Thursday. BT called for a 75 minute easy spin, but I opted for a 96 minute mtn bike ride since Holly was wanting do that anyways. We met at the air force base after work and did the 13.5 mile trail in 1:36. It was a great ride, despite my biting the dust a couple of times. Holly really knew the trail well, and we didn't get lost at all(a victory in itself!). Holly is going to be competing in her first mtn bike race, the Chickasaw Trace Classic, on Mar 31 - so go over and wish her luck! She's really been burning up the trails.

Friday was only a 1500 yd swim, but I was really working hard on correcting my messed-up stroke, so I actually went 1950 yds. That's the good news. The bad news, though, is that I hurt my shoulder during the set of 500 pull. It hurt pretty bad most of the weekend, but started to feel a little better today.

Saturday, the plan was to run the St. Patty's Day 10k followed by a 3hr45min bike, followed by a 20 minute run off. There were thunderstorms coming in right at start time, though, so they delayed the 10k until 11:00. That worked out well, because there was also an underwater egg hunt at the rec center at J.T. took the kids to the egg hunt while I raced. I was a little concerned about this race because my plan hasn't included a whole lot of running lately. But perhaps that just had me nice and tapered, because I felt great the whole time! I'm covering too much in this post to give you a play by play, but the splits are below, and my final time was 48:48 - a new 10k PR! Woohoo! And this course was pretty hilly, too. My time was good enough for 2nd Overall Female also. 1st Overall Female was H.J. - the Holly that's not my sister that's crazy fast and is on her way to Boston this year - Congrats Holly! She finished labout 2 minutes ahead of me and there was no catching her. Lee - another running buddy - brought home the 2nd Overall Male. Heather was 4th overall female and 1st in the 35-39 age group. John D. got first in his age group, Kim C. got first in the 30-34 age group, Audra got second in the 30-34 age group, Yogi got second in his age group, Kevin S. got second in his AG and Mike got third in his AG. Our newest soon to be half marathoner in town, Karen H. ran a really great race, and I'm pretty sure she came home with hardware, too...but I can't remember the place - Congrats Karen and everyone else! Also, congrats to Kailey - Joe B.'s daughter who gets the bravery award for finishing her first 10k on training that has only consisted of 2 mile runs - way to go Kailey! It was a great time with great friends and lots of great running. Austin and Cindy at the rec center really did a great job with this race. It was very well organized, the route was great, and the post race food and awards were awesome.
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Elevation
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
17' 34-0' 217.9+0.3+43 ft
27' 54-0' 017.6+0.0+20 ft
37' 57+0' 027.5-0.0-40 ft
48' 13+0' 187.3-0.3+62 ft
58' 02+0' 077.5-0.1-10 ft
67' 46-0' 097.7+0.1-92 ft
end7' 21-0' 348.2+0.6+13 ft
Versus average of 7' 55 min/mile


While we were 10k'ing in Manchester, Michele and David and Lisa were rocking the Tom King Half Marathon in Nashville. Both Michele and David set PR's - congrats guys! And congrats to Lisa for toughing it out when the conditions were not in her favor.

After the 10k was delayed and everybody else wanted to wait and ride on Sunday, I agreed to do the same. This meant I would miss swim class, but since my shoulder has a sharp pain in it from my messed up stroke, I figured it was best to rest it anyway. I met Kevin S., Joe B., and Mike N. for a 60 mile, 3:45 ride up Monteagle Mtn. and through Pelham, Providence and Hillsboro. The wind was all up in our face, but we considered it good Gulf Coast training and pushed on. Afterwards, Mike and I followed what the BT plan said and did a 30 minute run to complete the brick. I'd have to say this was my best workout thus far.

The kids getting ready to hunt eggs underwater

Me in the pink heading for the finish line - me and the guy in the white shirt were gonna try and race it out to the end, but I had nothing left for him.

John D. crossing the finish line, with his son, J.P., cheering him on.


kmholt7 said...

Great race Lana! I had a great time in my first race. I love that it was in my hometown where I know a lot of people. My race time was 59:06 which is good for me considering the hills. I did manage to bring home second place in my age group (which made Kasen really happy). I don't know if you saw her, but she ran from the parking lot across the finish line too.

david said...

Great weekend! Congrats on the PR and placing.

Michele said...

WOW!!! Congrats on a great super fast new PR.
Hate I missed the local race, sounds like it was fun.

Hope your shoulder is feeling better.

Reading your blog makes me feel like a slacker. Let me know next time y'all are going for a ride. I need some outside miles.

TriSaraTops said...

Yahoooooooo!! Awesome PR! Way to go, Speed Racer!

Lisa said...

Congrats on another PR!

jahowie said...

Congrats on your PR!! You are awesome!! :-) I've never heard of an underwater Easter egg hunt.

DaisyDuc said...

Way to go chica!!! Conquering the hills and a PR in one swoop!

E-Speed said...

nice job on the PR!

underwater egg hunting looks like an absolute blast!

triguyjt said...

way to go on the p.r.

who came up with the underwater egg hunt??? great idea.

where the heck are the midriff gals????
bring them back..or else ;)

Stephanie said...

Great 10K time!

Hope your shoulder feels better. Take time off now when you still can - if it continues to hurt and you swim through it, it'll stay injured longer. (Boy, that was a "duh!" kinda sentence, huh?) Mine is still messed up. Haven't swum, haven't climbed, haven't lifted weights - bummer. Might be a pulled muscle or a subluxed rib, so I may call a doctor tomorrow. Sucks. I will not touch my swim paddles for a VERY VERY long time!!!

Christine said...

OMG Girl! You are blazing! 7:34 for the first mile????? was there fire coming off your shoes?? Great job! Be careful with that shoulder...don't want to end up like me..with hardware in there.

J~Mom said...

Congrats on your PR and on your 2nnd place finish!! WOOHOO!

Comm's said...

I can't wait, CAN'T WAIT, for a weekend of training that a 3'45" bike and 10k run.

Rae said...

Great job on the race!! That's awesome!