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http://www.determinedtobefit.com
Miles:
3004 total / 45 in 2014
Goal:

I love trail running and I'm ready to tackle my first 100 miler in Nov. Lots of running to do until then with some CrossFit mixed in. Love my weights too!

Keyalus ran: By far the slowest (n...

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  • 3 miles
  • 00:30 time
  • 09:37 pace
  • 414 calories
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  • 0 ft climb
  • 195 max hr
  • 146 avg hr
    • Currently 3/5 Effort.
    effort 3/5
great Atlanta Women's 5K 3.1 mi 00:30 09:37 pace

By far the slowest (non-pregnant) running of this race that I've had but I was just happy to be running. I laid off for a week and decided to press my luck and do this race with my sister.

So many walkers to dodge (grrr!) but that was fine because I really wanted to give my foot/shin (?) a chance to warm up. I took care to do lots of dynamic stretching prior to the race but had no idea how the race itself would go.

I felt fine during the first mile but I was very aware of my shin. It didn't hurt at all and I never had to resort to a shuffle, I could just tell it wasn't 100%. No matter because I decided to enjoy running for as long as I could and I had a blast. First mile done in 10:25.

I stuck with my sister for a while but she started fading at the long McClendon Ave hill. I felt great and kept pushing. It just felt really good to be running again after a week off! I was sort of gone from there...I knew she wouldn't be mad. Second mile done in 9:47. Great considering all the hills!

I thought about wanting to finish strong and actually started to push it in the last .5 miles since my leg felt fine. Pace improved a bit to 9:38 even with the crazy steep hill in the last minute.

Really tried to push it as we turned into the park but still remain mindful of my condition. My watch showed pace in the low 8's. I was happy with this.

Overall time was 29:50. Way slower than any other time I've done this race but I usually don't have shin splints or try to run with anyone either. The course was also changed this year. They added another hill! Thanks RD!

This was a great race for me even though my time was not my best. I was just happy to be running. And look ma, no limping after the race! I feel hopeful for Saturday's race.

Non-pace victories include: Running every single hill without stopping and having it feel easy. Also, avg HR was below 70% of max. Not bad at all.