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….


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).


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!!!!!



  1. great time, and in the rain :)

  2. Good job! Proud of ya, woman.

  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 :)

  4. Congrats on a great race girl!!

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

  6. You rock!! Congrats to you!

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

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

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

  10. congrats girl! amazingly done!

  11. Great job!!!!


  12. 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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