And by Friday this:
And by Saturday, there was a 90% chance. So there was no escaping it. I was going to run in the snow. Luckily, Becky and I had planned to run together!!! I stayed on the Cape last night at my friend Stef's house. She was supposed to run with us too but she is currently injured. I hope she gets better fast for Boston : )
I got to the race around 9:30am and it was a madhouse. Much like last year, it was seriously a zoo. Luckily, I found Becky and we got to the start and got running. We chatted and had a blast for the first 8 miles. I didn't have a real goal for this race other than to try to run as close to what I ran last year as possible (1:58). None of my long runs have been under 9 minute pace so I wasn't sure what to expect. But Becky and I felt pretty good. But there were a lot more rolling hills than I remembered! PS- Don't believe it was snowing... check this out!
Here are our first 8 miles, we were having fun in the first 8 miles!
Mile 1: 9:13
Mile 2: 9:04
Mile 3: 8:55
Mile 4: 8:57
Mile 5: 9:02
Mile 6: 8:52
Mile 7: 8:57
Mile 8: 9:05Then mile 9 happened. Becky and I started talking less and less and Becky kept encouraging me to go ahead.. something I didn't want to do. I needed my partner!!! See how fun she is! Just look below : )
We ended up staying together until Mile 11 I believe but Becky was only seconds behind me until the finish. It was definitely hard for me to finish up with no Beck and no music! But I did it. And I'm pretty psyched with our almost very even splits.
Mile 9: 9:17
Mile 10: 9:04
Mile 11: 9:02
Mile 12: 8:50
Mile 13: 8:39
1:58:29, 8:58 min/mile
not official, not posted yet
After the race, we met up with speedy Lauren (who finished in the low 1:30s... she is a super star) and Bekah.And then we went to get food. I'd show you pictures of the food but we were starving runners and ate before I remembered to snap the photo. Oops. But we did remember to grab a picture of us girls! Us four plus Corey are running Black Cat next week! More races! Let's just hope there is no snow : )
One more shout out to my awesome running partner Becky! I totally would not have been able to do it without you! Thanks for running with me!!!
Oh and here's a recap of my weekly workouts. I had a tough week and didn't get to the gym much!
Weekly Recap of Workouts:
Speed Workout, 5 miles, 9:31 pace, 47:50
1 mile warmup- 6.2 mph, 1.0 incline
Workout- 2X1mile, 400 rest, 2x800 400 rest
1 mile: 7:38 (7.6-8.0) 400 jog rest
1 mile: 7:29 (7.7-8.2) 400 rest
800: 3:38 (7.8-8.4) 400 rest
800: 3:34 (7.8-8.6)
20 minute big step
lifted biceps and triceps and abs
Ran 1 mile on the treadmill, walked 1 mile, 15 min eliptical, stretched
Hyannis Half Marathon 1:58:29, 8:58 pace
Mile 1: 9:13, Mile 2: 9:04, Mile 3: 8:55, Mile 4: 8:57, Mile 5: 9:02, Mile 6: 8:52, Mile 7: 8:57,
Mile 8: 9:05, Mile 9: 9:17, Mile 10: 9:04, Mile 11: 9:02, Mile 12: 8:50
Mile 13: 8:39, .20: 7:28
Total: 3 days running, 19.10 miles, 2 days cross train, 1 day lifting, 3 Days off
Biggest Loser update- Not so good this week. Too much yummy carbs! Don't believe me, go check out what I made last week!
Oh and you have until Tuesday to enter my giveaway!
PS- I planned another theme week in the kitchen! Im making all recipes using Egg Rolls and Wonton Wrappers. Stay Tuned!