Friday, January 1, 2010

Resolution Run

I headed to downtown Nashville in a cold 25* this morning for the annual Resolution Run 5K. I hadn't done this before but was hoping it would be a similar course to the Predators' Fangtastic 5K next month. Although not disappointed, I was surprised at how different it was. There were three pretty good hills, one each mile, that made for a challenging course.

Run Route

My mile times were pretty consistent, and I am thrilled about that. My goal for this was not to run a fast first mile like I did last time but to not run a SUPER positive split like I did last time (6:40, 8:07, 9:07).

Here are the stats:
  • 23:56 total, 3.14 miles (long course), 7:38 pace (4:45 best), 178 HR (193 max). 23:54 last time
  • Mile 1: 7:39 (6:25 best), 1.01 mi, 169 HR
  • Mile 2: 7:44 (6:55 best), 1.01 mi, 180 HR
  • Mile 3: 7:59 (6:19 best), 1.00 mi, 186 HR
  • Mile 3.1: 00:34.50 (4:45 best), 0.11 mi, 183 HR
My HR was really high during the entire race. But I kept going, thinking it would settle down eventually. It didn't, but at least my stomach didn't act up and I was able to keep going! This morning, I didn't worry about what I ate for breakfast or when (I did have some eggs and banana bread at some point, not the usually oatmeal a couple hours before) because I figured that it wasn't the food that was making me feel ill. Plus I knew Will was praying. I had some PowerBar bites around half an hour before, bundled up (hat, base layer, thermal sweatshirt, gloves, hand warmer, fleece-lined tights, socks, toe warmers, socks, and shoes), and toed the line. I didn't look at my watch at all, just ran by feeling mostly and then by trying to catch up to the women ahead of me. I didn't pass enough, evidently, and ended up 4/40 AG and 21/374 (females). It was fun, though, and that was good. And I made my goal of consistency. Now if I could just cut one minute per mile off!

Will, Luke, Nancy, and I did a little workout during the early afternoon. Extreme slow 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off, 45 seconds on, 30 seconds off, 60 seconds on, 30 seconds off, 75 seconds on, 30 seconds off.
  • Squat—body weight
  • Phasic leg curl: 100 each leg
  • Glute ham—from the top
  • Phasic leg curl: 100 each leg
  • Lunge
  • Phasic leg curl: 100 each leg
  • Push up—on knees
  • Phasic bicep curl: 100 each arm
  • Curl—10-lb dumbbell
  • Phasic bicep curl: 100 each arm
Then it was off to Farkases' for some pizza, Bananagrams, and nail-painting. Lauren took a few pictures and video of our game.


Aunt Renee had a good run of "Peel!"s here

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