Stubble Run and 5-Miler

by - Saturday, February 16, 2008

It was a chilly morning for a 5K next to a river, but that just happened to be where the Road Runner's were holding today's 5K in the winter series. It was an out and back course that was fairly flat expect for a big hill at the beginning and end.

I was using this as my Stubble 5K for Vanilla's Shave your 5K Challenge.

Here's a funny thought. I finished 3rd to last and PRed. HA what are the chances. My watch time was 30:50 and the official results haven't been posted yet so I'll update when they are. But seriously the runners in the race were smoking.

My friend from work finished in under 24 minutes. Her goal was 24 so whooo hooo for Laura!

As far as other race details, we both think the first mile marker was too soon because my time was 9:52 and her time was something like 7:20. Both of us agreed there was no way we were going that fast. My mile 2 split was 21 even according to the guy yelling out the times, which seems more normal for my pace. And then by my watch 30:50 was the final time.

So that means my splits are as follows (assuming I did the math right):
Mile 1: 9:52
Mile 2: 11:08
Mile 3.1: 9:50


Anyway....Saturday's are normally my distance run days, but I wanted to make sure I fit in my Stubble Race, so I was just going to chalk today's run up at 3.1 miles instead of the 5 I was supposed to do. But at the start line Laura was like why don't you just run 2 more miles when you get home.

Duh Jess why didn't you think of that.

So I did. Actually I did 2.29 miles when I get home in 23:54.

For the day that left me with 5.39 miles and a time of 54:29. Peeps for me that isn't so shabby.

I'm heading down to College Park tonight for my friend's birthday. Hope you all have a rockin' weekend. See you back here on Monday.

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  1. that sounds like a great finish time to me! :) Nice job!

  2. Nice finish time, Jess!

  3. Nice work..specially getting in the extra two miles.

  4. I've always been of the mindset that a 3.1 mile race is an equal effort for a 5 mile trainnig run. Just sayin! Nice job on the PR!!! Woo hoo!!! That musta felt good :-)

  5. Great job on the run!!!

    Duke lost!!! HA, ha, ha!!!

  6. Sweet job my homie! Sweet job!

  7. Nice job! And the placement often depends on the crowd who shows up!

  8. Anonymous3:17 PM

    Great job :)

  9. Nice job!! That is one speedy 5k time!! WOOHOO!!!!!!