My race report 8 on 8-8-08
Firstly, i am going to admit how much of an incompetent person i am in the area of writing backwards. I can’t run backwards, why should i know how to write backwards?? Believe me, its not from lack of trying. I was at every mirror i own trying to get these signs to be readable. Then, i thought to myself….”self” the people reading this race report will, beyond a shadow of a doubt, be able to not only read, but understand the fact that its way to technical to get the words and numbers just right, right?
Nancy, my running friend organized this very cool virtual race called 8 on 8-8-08. Well, thats what i call it. It’s a race run by people who like to run.
That said, my mind was willing but my body was like the little engine that could….hmmm could not. It just wasn’t in the cards for me to run the complete 8 miles today. Wasn’t the weather. I just felt tired and a little sluggish so knowing i had 5 miles down yesterday, i focused my attention on completing 3 miles today. I did.
My times sucked though. I was running as fast as my legs could carry me. Really, i was. How i ended up with a 54.10 5 mile and a 34.45 3 mile is beyond me. We are talking 88.55 for 8 miles. SUCKS!!
I’m feeling all kinds of frustration kick in. I feel as if i not only disappointed myself, but i disappointed you guys as well. Well, you live and learn eh?
No excuses here but today was day #12 of consecutive running for me. Maybe, i was a little tired. Maybe, if i had my garmin, i’d know better how to pace myself. Or not. Too many maybes here. I know there will be other virtual races and i will hopefully be better prepared.
I am doing the Race for the Cure in September. A 5K. Easy? Sure!!!
So, there you have it. My race report for 8 on 8-8-08.
5 miles 54.10
3 miles 34.45
Total 88.55 That is over an 11 min pace per mile. UGH!!
Quick edit or a P.S. :
Today, (8-9-08) i ran 5 miles in