Monday, March 7, 2011

Take 2 at Coogan’s 5K

Hey loves!!!! Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!!!! Mine was pretty fun, it included a seminar that I attended on Friday (but I will tell you more about that on my next post) as well as a race!!!!

Last year I started my racing journey with Coogan’s and fell in love instantly with it and knew that I wanted to do it every year. As you all know, I am trying to Qualify to run the 2012 Marathon and I have to complete 9 Qualifying races in 2011 to guarantee myself a spot and wouldn’t you know that Coogan’s is one of them WIN WIN!

I have to be honest though, I was sort of dreading the race because I have not been training as much I should be during the winter and I tried to get back into it a couple of weeks ago and I could barely hit 3 miles…

I woke up ayer and it was cloudy and thought the rain was going to hold off until after the race, boy was I wrong. When I got into the city, the rain was coming down hard and I tried my best to keep my spirits high; it helped that Nik was there to cheer me on.

I made my way to the Pink Corral and waited patiently for the horn to be blown…once I heard it, I went on my way….

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It started off pretty good but then the hills welcomed me back and they were not kind about it, I had to take a few walking breaks and I was also dodging people along the way. I witnessed a couple of people slipping and falling on the slick streets and I prayed to God that he would let me pass the finish line uninjured (and he did).

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Like I said earlier, I have not been training as hard as I should be and I was not trying to break any PR’s but I did!!!

Here are my splits:

1: 10:04
2: 9:49
3: 9:56
4: 9:11

Last year I finished the race in 33:06 and this year I did it in 31:28 and according to my Garmin the distance was 3:18! I am really happy with these number!

I can’t wait for my next race!!!!!

Namaste….

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15 comments :

  1. great time, and in the rain :)

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  2. Good job! Proud of ya, woman.

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  3. Way to kill it babe, u did really good yesterday! Your hard work and dedication is Paying off and I'll always be on ur corner cheering u on :)

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  4. Congrats on a great race girl!!

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  5. Woohoo! You ROCK. That is an awesome time and to beat your old time by so much...unheard of.

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  6. You did a great job lady! Can I just say how sweet it is that Nik comments on your blog? Love it!

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  7. Congrats MAri!!! You didn't even train, yet you reached a PR, you're amazing :)

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  8. Congrats!! So proud of you! So cute of Nik to comment lol. Talk to you tomorrow...ahem...need to fill you in!

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  9. congrats girl! amazingly done!

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  10. Great job!!!!

    Jen
    http://www.jenslosinit.com/

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  11. Way to go, girl! That's a huge difference from one year to the next! Here's to marathon qualifying! Woo!!

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