Monday, April 8, 2013

Ryan's Run 5k Recap #BestRun

I feel like I have been having some really good runs lately, running feels like it is clicking,  That said I was a little but unsure of how I would do in a 5k.  I haven't done a lot of speedwork this spring.  My last 5k was Thanksgiving and I ran it with 6:59 average min/miles so I figured I could probably pull that off.  I do remember that for that 5k I was sucking some serious wind and nearly puked at the end.

I had a hard time getting real excited about Ryan's Run, don't get me wrong I wanted to do it, but usually I have everything laid out the night before and Saturday morning when my sister showed up at my house to head in to the race I still didn't have all my gear together. 


We got to the race with about 40 minutes to spare, plenty early!  Once we started warming up a little I started to feel more motivated, and excited..finally!  I took of my jacket and left it in the car and did another little warmup loop, then I really started to feel geared up..race time!

Pre-race with my sisters.

There was a little confusion over where we were supposed to start and we were herded back and forth a couple of times until finally they got it figured out and we were off.

Mile one 6:44,  I worried this was a little fast, but I figured I could still hold at least a 7 minute pace or just over and still keep my average under 7 minute miles.  I do have to admit though that I was feeling pretty good.

Mile two: 6:53, I was very happy with this, my breathing was still pretty steady and I was hoping to keep the last mile under 7 as well. 

Mile three: 6:47..YAY, faster than mile 2 and while I was feeling a little tired I was still feeling pretty good.  There was a guy right in front of me during this mile that I was trying really hard to pass, but I think he was trying just as hard to not let me pass.  He told me afterwards that I nearly made him puke. 

last .10 or .12 according to my Garmin was 45 seconds.. for a grand total of 21:12

They even gave us these cool printouts afterwards if we wanted them..I did.
Awards were only given to the top three males and females, so I didn't win anything even though I won my age group...boo.  My Garmin had my pace for 3.12 miles at 6:47.  I was very happy with this.

My 5k PR is 21:01.  So close to a PR!! Maybe I will get a 5k PR this year.

What made this run so great was how good I felt, my breathing felt good and I didn't try to vomit at the end :) 

My sisters after the race were talking about a pink house that was along the route but I never noticed it, I think I was too focused and in the zone.

Overall it was a flat and fast course that was a loop.  There was lots of water, bagels and donuts afterwards and good prizes if you won (new Saucony's!).

Linking up today with Miss Zippy today




32 comments:

  1. Congrats on a great run! Girl, you are SPEEDY!

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  2. Could I borrow just a little bit of that speed?! Great run!! I remember one run I did with a few friends and they commented about how beautiful the lighthouse was that we passed....yeah never saw it!

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  3. Congrats! That's a rocking time and a long way from where you were just in November. Awesome.

    Thanks for linking up!

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  4. Awesome job!!! You are so ridiculously fast! I love that you and your sisters run and race together. My sister and I run together sometimes when she's in town, but she lives in San Fran, so that's not very often!

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  5. Wow your running IS CLICKING! So close to your PR, you'll get it next time. Despite no medal, huge congrats on ag win!

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  6. Whoohoo! Way to go, speedy!

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  7. You are so darn fast! Great job and congrats on your AG!!

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  8. congrats on the race girl! 5ks always make me want to be sick, from the moment i take my first step all the way up until a few hours post race. sounds like you're off to a great start for 2013 and that a 5k pr is just around the corner for you!

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  9. Fantastic job of winning your AG even if they didn't give out awards! That's a great photo of you and your sisters!

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  10. Great job! You are one speedy lady. I can only dream of running so fast.

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  11. AWESOME!!! SO speedy! I see a 5k PR in your future ;-)

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  12. Awesome time!! To finish with a faster third mile in a 5k is always impressive. I definitely think you'll get that pr soon!

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  13. Great job and so close to that PR! Fuel for the next one, I like to think.

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  14. Wow, great race! I think a PR is within reach!

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  15. What a great run! Amazing that you can win your age, be 5th woman overall, and 11th person overall, and not get something! Oh well, you got a great run and a good story :-)

    Nice job!

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  16. My goodness friend!! That's flying!! I'm bummed you didn't win an award, you soooo deserved one!

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  17. Great job speedy lady! I love that you almost made that guy puke:) I always love it when guys come up after races and say stuff like that. Way to go!

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  18. Great race, Christy! You are so fast. Isn't it funny how these always happen when we least expect them?

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  19. Awesome time!! You ran a great race! Congrats on placing in your age group!

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  20. WOOHOO so close to a PR!!!! You've got some great speed in you for so early in the year, 2013's going to be a fantastic year for you!

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  21. What a great race!!! You will definitely PR this year!!! for sure!!! You go girl!! :)

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  22. Wow congrats! That is an awesome finish!

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  23. Love that you ran it with your sisters! So frustrating being so close to a PR, but still AMAZING speed, great job!

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  24. That's an excellent result Christy! 5th female overall and so close to a prize, even though I think you should automatically get one for being first in your age group!

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  25. Yeah for feeling good and not puking! I am trying to figure out how to push myself without pushing myself too hard.

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  26. Congratulations on a speedy race Christy! It looks like you will have a new 5K PR before this year is over.

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  27. Congrats speedy! What a great way to kick off spring! I'm sure that 5k PR is very close after that great effort. And really happy you felt good throughout the race!

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  28. You're awesome! Congrats what a great time!!

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  29. Awesome job! Boo to the race for not giving out AG awards! That would totally be my luck...if, and that's a huge if I was ever to win something that would probably happen to me. Oh well you still know you were 1st and close to the top overall anyway!

    congrats on a great race!

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  30. You are such a speedster! But if you stole my cookies and ran away, I could catch you- with my car! Lol

    I heart you! You rock!

    Sarah
    www.thinfluenced.com

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