Thursday, November 13, 2008

A New PR......

Well, sort of. I have run only two 10K's, and I am very, very happy with the way this last one turned out!

I'm too lazy to do a full report of the race, it was a standard race. Run last Sunday, in a town near Disney World that I used to live in, so it was nice being back there, such a pretty place for a run. The goal I had going into this race was to hopefully finish it in under 1 hour, because the only other 10K I have done (2 years ago) I finished in just over 1 hour.

Weather was perfect the morning of the race, low 50's, sunny, just perfect for running. I passed by the 3 mile mark at 27 minutes, and realized that maybe I could make a new goal to finish this thing in under 55 minutes. Wasn't sure it would happen, but I was just thinking as I ran along.

As I neared the finish line, I could see the clock said 54 something. I thought to myself that I need to get in under 55, so I sprinted to the finish, and I did it! Finishing time was 54:25. Awesome race, so glad I did it. Here's some stats, I am thrilled about them, because typically when I race, my pace is around 9:30-10:00 miles:

Finishing time: 54:25
Placed 357 out of 905 runners
Placed 15 out of 66 for my age group
Pace: 8:45 per mile!

Yay, yay, yay!! I am so happy about this race!


Steve Stenzel said...

NICE JOB!!! Congrats!!

Caren said...

That's fantastic Jen! I liked your last post about falling while you run. I have to be careful of that on a daily basis...even when I'm just walking!

Jess said...

Nice job on the new PR!

J~Mom said...

Congrats on a great race and your new PR! Someday I will start dreaming about a 60 min 10K. :>)

Erin Leigh said...

You should be proud of yourself, that is fantastic!!!

Michelle said...

Holy crap, Jen!! I don't think I'll EVER get to be as fast as you!!!

Great job!