Raceday Thursday   Leave a comment

Met up with Mark and Chris at lunch…. both of them are in the beginning stages of fitness build-up… We have been adjusting our race format accordingly for the past few weeks in order to make the race competitive. Today we definitely did better.

How I came in last:

We decided to run 2 miles the race one loop (1.1 miles) all out. Mark was to get 2 minutes and Chris was to get a minute. Nice talk getting caught up with each other for the first 2 miles.

Mark takes off… Chris and I jog for a minute… then Chris is gone.

After another minute I take off… Just concentrated on running with good form and with quick feet.

I cover the first quarter @ a 6:21 pace… I round the corner and I can see Chris and Mark ahead… Chris seems close… 100 meters or so. I think that I have him for sure… just a matter of time. Mark is almost at the next corner but… I gave him 2 minutes… so I think that I’m doing okay.

On the next straight away I see them both again. Mark seems closer but Chris is still ~100 meters ahead!?!?!?! I still think that I can get him… well I think that for about 10 steps…. then, as the final corner approaches… the grim reality sets in… I will be last. I still ran hard… clocked a 6:48 mile… But it just was not enough.

The cool down mile was all talk about mile splits… pace… and next time.

Can’t wait till next time….

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Posted November 20, 2008 by Judi Cowart in Uncategorized

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