I started the week with the half marathon on Sunday since it was a beautiful day and I knew that I wasn't going to have the time or motivation over the Easter holiday! I took my time and really just enjoyed the run without any pressure for time. I finished in just over 2hours and 4 minutes....Event one down and check one off for my 12 in 2012!!
Second and third events (5k run and 13 mile bike) were done at good ole Work Out World! I do have one pet peeve about my gym....there are 5 treadmills broken!!! In the morning it isn't a big deal at all but if I have to go at night it gets pretty dicey! Not only to I have to stalk treadmills but I can feel people giving me the hairy eyeball when I am on too long! For the 5k I did a mile warm-up, restarted the treadmill and did some speed intervals. Boy do I love speed....seriously it's the best feeling! I finished in 26:32 not my fastest but loving it! The bike was inside too since my Trek has a flat tire...not to mention the fact that it is the same bike I bought when I went to college 15 years ago! Official time...22:34
I saved the 10k for last since I knew I was doing this great event....
Seriously if you live in the RI or southern MA area, check this race out next year. It is put on by Trimom Productions, who also puts on a number of races and triathlons in RI. It was very well organized we got a cute tech t-shirt and mug! Oh and let's not forget the bunny ears!! The spread after was great too....clam chowder (not sure why every New England race I run serves this...who eats this after running?), bagels and lots of fruit, and the best party pizza ever! Now for the race.....
|Not sure why this won't go the right way....sorry!|
The race itself is NO JOKE!! The first mile is a decline to the bridge which I sailed through at 7:49. Then came the 0.6 mile climb to the top of the bridge....YIKES! I was so happy to finally reach the three firemen at the top and know I'd be headed back down!! I was feeling great and started passing people no problem. I must have forgotten about the 2 KILLER hills once we got off the bridge. I kept thinking "I just climbed a bridge...what sick race director planned this course?" Not soon enough, we were climbing back up the other side of the bridge (I took a walk break...my legs were shot and frankly walking was faster than running). I gained some more ground on the downhill again before we started climbing the on ramp...ouch! I finished in just over 55 minutes with my BRF Jill by my side! My comment after was, "I wonder what my time would be with a normal 10k!" Last year's time was 52 minutes but I'm happy overall!!
|Seriously miffed about the pictures....this one was so cute!|