Friday, June 18, 2010

Corporate Challenge 2010

I dread this race every year, but this one wasn't too bad. In the end, I didn't hurt as much as I did last year, did not have the right side of my face or right shoulder pains at mile 3, and I did not almost slow to a walk at the finish. In fact, I was able to pick off about 12 runners at about the last 100meters with a sprint.

Garmin splits were as follows:
Mile 1: 6:19
Mile 2: 6:29
Mile 3: 6:38
Mile 3.5: 3:04
Total: 22:30 (6:25/mi)

OFFICIAL TIME: 22:33 (6:26/mi)

If those numbers on my watch were correct, I hit my goal right on the nose. Short of my PR by 20s, but I did not expect to PR today.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Japan Day Race

Official race results: 26:29 | 35th in age group

3.3 mi easy run to start

Mile 1: 6:47 - Didn't want to go out too fast, but maybe should have
Mile 2: 6:31 - Cruised downhill along west side
Mile 3: 6:53 - Decided to take mile 3 easy with Cat Hill to prep for last mile
Mile 4: 6:17 - balls out to the finish and tried to reel in as many runners as I could. This was probably the most painful stretch.

One word to describe the race: muggy. Quads felt shot after the race. I'm still feeling the effects of last week's Murph workout.

3.3 mi run back home

Friday, June 4, 2010

Hot and humid

I thought last week's numbers were just too good to be true, and I was right after looking at Garmin Connect. The mile repeats were not exactly 1 mile, so I'm adding about 15s to each mile I did. Still pretty decent numbers though.

Ran 2 x 2 milers this evening while it was 84F and muggy. What a battle. My legs are also still recovering from the 300 squats from a workout three days ago. No way I was going to post last week's adjusted numbers tonight, but I was going to try.

Stretch 1 - 2 miles @ 13:03 (6:37 + 6:26). First half mile mostly uphill, then rolling hills from there. Second mile also rolling hills.

Recovery - .5 miles. Jogged back along the rout near the intersection of 102nd and CP West.

Stretch 2 - 2.1 miles @ 13:57. Avg pace for both miles was ~6:43. Tough stretch with headwind to add to rolling hills.

Overall, happy with my effort. I'm not going to get down on myself for this one because of the slow times. Hopefully I'll be much better in two weeks though.