Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Two for Tuesday

I love racing!





1. This year starting in March I ran 13 races!  
  • a 5k mud run
  • six 5k races
  • two 5 mile races
  • two 10k races
  • two half marathons
I am hoping to do one more 5k and 1 mile race on Thanksgiving day.  Really excited about the 1 mile race, hoping I have enough gusto after the 5k to pull out the stops and see how fast I can race a mile. 

Ha! and I almost forgot! I am doing a 5k this weekend, but I am not racing it. (Truly) I am running it with a girl I work with her husband and another girl.  We are going to dress up for Halloween and have to run together for our costumes. Can you guess what we are going to be?


Last year I nine races and the year before only one!  I saw improvements on all the courses I ran this year over last years races. I set a new PB for every distance I ran. I am excited to see what more I can do. I read somewhere that you can expect to see PRs 5 to 10 years once you start racing.  That seems really incredible to me, but I am willing and wanting to find out how much faster I can be!  FUN!


I have learned so much about hydration, pacing, fuel, recovery, and more!  I love to race but more than just the competitive spirit I love the social aspect.  All those other people with the same obsession as me!  I love the 5k distance, but the more I race them the more I love half marathons.  Both 5 miles races I did this year felt really "on", so consequently I love that distance too, 10ks not so much.  Both of the 10ks I did I just felt off, tired, heavy legs, couldn't get my breathing under control.  I am going to sign up for them again next year.  I know it will be easy to PR them if I have an on day for one!


2. If you follow BodyRock at all, you might have seen that Freddy and Zuzanna broke up.  Sad.  I was a little bummed when I read it, but sounds like they have been working it out awhile and are ready to move on.  Freddy went back to Canada and Zuzanna is in Hollywood for now.
Just friends now
 My husband didn't get why I was so bummed out, but I have been following them for a year now.  A person gets attached! I just hope I like all the new changes that are coming.  They are still going to work together and be involved in it. Zuzanna doesn't want to film the workouts anymore so they are going to let other Bodyrockers get the opportunity to do that. 

I didn't run at all yesterday since I pushed pretty hard Sunday and ran 13.1 miles. I took it easy and spent an hour on the elliptical sweating and reading. It never is the same as running on so many levels! But it is better than nothing!





25 comments:

  1. WHAT?! They broke up?! They can't. This is horrible. Crap.

    I hope the workouts are still good.

    I need to get back into it.

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  2. Great job getting PB in every race!! You rock!!

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  3. That picture is great. You look like a rock star!

    I like getting on the elliptical between runs - I do 1 min. sprints and work up a good sweat.

    Good luck this weekend - I have no guesses on a costume. Can't wait to see pictures - sounds fun.

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  4. I have no idea what body rock is, but I am really excited to see what you're going to be/race in for Halloween!

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  5. 13 races? dang that's a whole lotta $$$ in race entry fees!

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  6. PR's for 5-10 years after beginning racing?? That sounds great! I don't run the longer (half marathon) distances you do, but i'm all about some 5ks, 5 milers or 10ks and after 1.5 or so years of racing, i'm still seeing pr's. I've been wondering how much longer i may have! ;-) Keep up the good work! Are you and your friend something CONNECTED? Interesting...

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  7. I can't wait to see the costume you run with this weekend! You've had so much success at your races this year, congrats!

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  8. Congrats on all your PB's!! That seriously rocks!

    I've done at least 10 races and will probably hit 12 by December and cringe when I start thinking about how much $$$ I've spent on entries, shoes, etc. But it was all worth it right!?! :)

    I can't wait to see what costume you will wear :)

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  9. Wow! That is a lot of races!!! You are amazing!

    I can't believe they broke up...I go on and off their site, mostly just to drool over her body. I've only done one workout I think and it totally kicked my trash. Who knows...maybe they will work it out! Maybe I'll see Freddy around since he's back here now :)

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  10. Wow, that's a lot of races this year! Congratulations!

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  11. Christy you have had such an amazing running season and I am so incredibly proud of you. Have so much fun at the halloween 5k!! Fun races are my absolute favorites. So nice to relax and just enjoy the company.

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  12. what an incredible year you have had! your progress and the work you put in is very inspiring to me! hope you enjoy your halloween race!

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  13. Your race schedule is inspiring. I hope you have a blast with your fun run with your friends.

    Are you going to dress up in your scrubs?

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  14. Kick butt racing season! I don't know crap about BodyRock, but that dude is pretty cute.

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  15. Christy you look so hardcore in all your race pics - tons of awesome races and not to mention great paces You rock!!!

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  16. oh how I love the elliptical....it is so much easier for me then running. If the elliptical was the same as running I would rock at running...lol :)

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  17. I don't watch Bodyrock that much anymore, but I always thought Zuzanna was way too good for Freddy. I never liked him.

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  18. your race schedule is amazing! such an inspiration! can't wait to see your costume!

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  19. Oh wow! Super excited for your mile race!!
    Where did you find one? Will you do anything special to try to get ready for it?

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  20. Congrats on getting all of your races in and setting PRs! I have no clue where to begin guessing what you'll be dressed as.

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  21. I really hope you're Dorothy from Wizard of Oz with your beautiful red hair. :)

    Wow about the PR thing! That's incredible!

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  22. Wow - lots of racing this year! Knowing PRs will keep getting better for 5-10 years keeps one motivated to race more:)

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  23. wow, you're a stellar racer!!

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  24. i love bodyrock... i can't believe they broke up!!!

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