Monday, May 9, 2011

Personal Records and First times....

First we will start with the Newark Jaycees 5K, First 5K of the season and it was a fun race. I haven’t done a 5K since last year, I think it was 00:24:00 5K at that point it was my fastest. This year I ran the Newark Jaycee’s 5K in 00:21:00! I placed 4th overall and I felt amazing! From the beginning my legs felt great, my body was ready to run and run fast. It was so cool to see that my winter training and miles I put in paid off.

Next up was my first Half Marathon (well stand alone). I did 13.1 during my Half Ironman last year but that is a different run. So my friend and I set out on Saturday with 13,000 of our closest friends.

We started the race felt great! We were running low 8:00 miles and it was going really good. We settled into our pace and knocked off the miles. It was a super fun run, through downtown Columbus with bands spectators galore and just a super positive energy in the crowd. We finished the Cap City Half Marathon in 1:52 not to bad for my first Half Marathon, now back to the drawing board.

This week is a rest week, after this week we start build 1 phase which looks like it is going to get pretty tough. Nothing I can’t handle. Next race on the calendar is the Columbus Olympic Triathlon (June 26th)

Hope everyone has a great week and the weather stays positive for the week.

Happy Training!