Saturday, October 23, 2010

Last Minute Race and sewing

I found out about 5k two days ago and it was a reasonable price so I signed Greg and myself up for it. Yesterday I was looking at the race info online and saw that it was a costume race. I stayed up late sewing myself a costume. I made Strawberry Shortcake. I had the red material but no pattern for the skirt. Google really is a wonderful thing. I found a free pattern online that only used 1.5 yards of fabric (I had 3). I was able to complete the skirt in about an hour.

DIY: Circle Skirts

It turned out great!

The only thing I didn't have time to make was the apron. I will work on that this week because I have another costume race Halloween weekend!

Race Report for the Batfest 5K in Batavia:

The day was a bit warmer than expected. When we stepped out of the house it was 58 degrees. This was a great temp for running barefoot.

Greg and I got there and were able to park nice and close to the starting line. We headed in to pick up our race bibs....we registered too late to get a t-shirt or a goody bag.

We only had to hang out for about 20 minutes before the race started. Once we lined up I took a picture of me and Greg

And everyone lined up in front of us (I am so slow we always line up in the back)

There were a little over 300 runners.

The race went well, I paced myself at the beginning and had lots of energy for a fast surge at the end.

I finished the race in 42:36 with a pace of 13:44 per mile.

Here is the course that the race was on...

Batfest 5K 2010 course

My actual mile times:

First Mile: 14:14
Second Mile: 14:24 (28:38)
Third Mile: This one the clock was said it was 45 minutes.

This was my fastest time for a race....I was very proud of myself. Greg came in at 35 minutes and something...he didn't check his official results at the race and they have not been posted yet.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Running Update

Long time no post.

I have had quite the running adventures since I last updated.

The first...I completed the c25k program!

Second and much more important running update....I am now a barefoot runner!

Third, I just went on my longest run ever today. I ran 4.6 feet carried me 4.9 miles including my warm up.

Fourth, I have already run 2 separate 5k races and I have 2 more 5k races scheduled this year. I'm really looking forward to the Halloween one (I'm running in a costume!)

Fifth, I am helping set up a 5k/10k/kids run race scheduled for the spring....for Hugh's school. It is not a fund raiser for the is a philanthropy project for the kids. We are picking a charity and donating all proceeds.

My running goals include some short term and some long term...

Short term:
~hit 5 miles in one run
~hit 10 miles in one run
~get up to 5 days a week running (I'm still at 3)
~continue building base miles so I'm running about 30 miles per week

Long term:
~keep running for enjoyment as long as I can (can you say old and grey)
~run several ultra marathons (50 or 100 mile races)
~keep running barefoot