Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Turkey day! (aka 10 and 1 GB day)

Well after a week and a half of inactivity (being sick sucks!) I decided to run the local Turkey Trot 10K. I was still coughing quite a bit and the post nasal drip was very prominent, but what the hell?

I had to be registered by 8:45 for a shotgun start at 9am. I grabbed my entry form filled it out and heard the announcement that registration was closed. Since I was already in line with the registration was filled out I was in! Ready to go with 2 minutes till the gun goes off I get the ipod set to track mileage/pace and time. Note to people who have no business in the front of the pack, do the god damn math and find your pace ahead of time. There were people lined up in the 6 minute mile pace group that were walkers and 15 min mile pace runners. I am not a fast runner by all means but come on, I had to bob and weave to get around these idiots to just get clear. Doing this resulted in me going out a bit too fast. First mile was clocked at a 7:12. WAY TOO FAST FOR ME. Settled into a rhythm, fought through a few side stitches and finished at 1 hour 36 seconds. I really wanted to break an hour but after being sick for an extended time not working out I'll take it.

Final numbers:
6.5 miles

Set a 5k PR at 27.00.71

Lessons learned:
I need to start the running program again. Stick with the lunch runs at an aerobic pace, speed later. I believe my aerobic fitness is ok, but always room for improvement. I need to work on flexibility. The side stitches haven't happened in a while, and that is due to inactivity. STRETCH, STRETCH, STRETCH!


Anonymous jo said...

bill working more on running = good news for me! start thinking about the 1st annual day-after-early-bieberitz-christmas run with your new sister-in-law...

10:21 AM  
Blogger Allez said...

Running while sick??? Are you crazy? :-) I would do the same thing!

3:21 PM  

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