Saturday, March 19, 2011

Race day?

The baby alarm went off this morning at 6:30 am and I looked out the window to see a snow storm. It's a good thing I signed up for a 5 mile race the night before! Spring starts tomorrow, can you tell?

I put on my big girl panties and my race # and forced myself to go to the race. I'm trying to qualify to run 2nd seed at Bloomsday (this allows you to run toward the front of the race which is excellent when there are 50,000 runners racing) and I needed to run 5 miles in 37 minutes (7:24/mile pace) to qualify. This wouldn't be a problem pre-baby but it's a challenge for me right now so time to get to the starting line! Here's how the race went:

Here's how the race went:
Mile 1: 6:59
Mile 2: 7:22
Mile 3: 7:21
Mile 4: 7:41
Mile 5: 7:41
Total: 37:20

I missed Bloomsday 2nd seed qualification by :20. The girl in the finish shoot ahead of me asked the race official, "Where do I sign up for Bloomsday? I just qualified for 2nd seed!" Ouch. That hurt. Perhaps a little discipline with pacing would have helped me this morning, that was quite a fade at the end.

Live and learn but you can't learn if you aren't out there living!

1 comment:

cherelli said...

Well done - just 20s off your goal time is pretty good! You'll get second seed next time....