Sunday, February 10, 2008

9 on the 9th, oops, I mean 10th

I have to say upfront, many thanks to Non-Runner Nancy for coordinating the 9 on the 9th run. If it wasn't for her fun idea, I'm not sure I would have gotten off my lazy butt to go running and if I did, it probably would have been for 4-6 miles, not 9! I'm so glad I got to participate in another virtual race - here's the scoop:

Weather conditions: Sunny and gorgeous! Such a nice change from the rainy, windy run last weekend.

Course: Easy out-and-back course on the nearby trail

Race day outfit: I was able to run outside in shorts and a T-shirt (which I haven't done in forever!) so I debuted my Nike marathon finisher's shirt and the matching shorts.

Race amenities: Timing by Garmin and water and electrolytes available throughout the course via my fuelbelt

The trail was loaded with runners, walkers, dog-walkers, and bikers today. The weather was so perfect and such a nice refreshing change from the gloomy rain we've been having here lately that I think people couldn't wait to get outside and enjoy it!

The run was a little tough for me as I've done absolutely nothing since the half. I definitely slowed down a lot in the second half of the run but managed to pick it up again for the last mile.

Mile splits:
1 - 10:02
2 - 9:41
3 - 9:46
4 - 10:24
5 - 9:51
6 - 10:20
7 - 11:15
8 - 10:53
9 - 9:49

Finish time: 1:32:00, avg 10:13 pace

I just realized that my finish time from this race is an improvement from my 8 on the 8th finish time (1:33:59)! Granted, that run was actually part of a 16 mile run that day and was on a course with some hills and stoplights, but still - fun improvement!


Shilingi-Moja said...

Good run. I'm impressed that you beat your 8 on the 8th time. That's a 1.5 minute per mile faster pace. Wow!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Nice run, Audrey. Very impressive especially with the 8th time. Holy moly!

I love hear the comments like, would never have done this amount today... that's what this is all about. So, it's a success!! Thanks so much for letting this inspire you to do 9. And thanks for the report.

I should have a full race report sometime on Monday!!


Amanda said...

I'm so jealous of your weather!! Nice run!

Marcy said...

CONGRATS!!! And awesome job on your 9 ;D ;D Ohhhh how I'd love to have some sunny weather hehe

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