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Friday, March 18, 2011

Shamrock Shuffle

I have been trying to finsih this post since Sunday evening!  I was exhausted all week - recovering from vacation and I was super busy at work - so I didn't feel like looking at a computer screen all week.

We arrived home from Key West at 3:30 pm on Saturday.  Unpacked - did some laundry - went to bed early - got up Sunday morning and ran in the local Shamrock Shuffle 10k.

I met up with some local running bloggers,  Jamie - HEREChelsea - HERE and Kerri - HERE, before the race.  Here is a great shot of the four of us.

We hooked up - chatted - took a few pictures and finally decided it was time to head outside.

Jamie - left to meet up with someone
Chelsea - headed to the start line to try and get "close" to the front - I am sure I would have been that fast if I had started running when I was her age!  LOL!
Kerri and I headed out to the starting line.

There were quite a few people waiting.  We found a little opening and stood there for a couple of minutes. I then "looked" around and made the observation that I didn't think that the people we were standing around were going to be running in the 10k - my guess was that they were either running the 5k or walking the 2 miles.  I asked if they were 5k or 10k and they said 5k . . . we moved up . . . I pushed through asking as I went - 5k or 10k?  until we got to the 10k folks.  By that time there were probably 2 minutes left - There was an Irish prayer and then we were off.

The course is an out and back and includes a run up and down Observatory Hill on the UW campus twice.  WOW oh WOW - that is tough.  I am use to running up the hill heading west - that is often part of local runs - but I have never run up the hill heading east!  Wozer!  I didn't stop - kept my head down and said  . . . just keep running.

It was a great run - I felt pretty strong the whole way!

Finished in 59:15 for a 9:33 pace.
Garmin -
1   9:55
2   9:35
3   9:31
4   9:33
5   9:30
6   9:37
.2  8:26

Pretty consistent!

Tomorrow 10 miles - and temps near 50 - Oh ya!
Peace  

5 comments:

  1. You are consistent especially considering that hill you had to do twice.
    Enjoy the weekend and your 10mi.

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  2. Way to go. Maybe it's better to not know that going east over the hill is the worst part. I always feel like I'm saving a little bit for that part, and I'm not sure the downhill on the other side makes up for it either. Enjoy your run this weekend!

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  3. Great job at your race! Hope your 10 mile went just as well and that you feel rested after your trip.

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  4. Thanks for letting me know...I was just noticing that since I got the "new" blog, I haven't been getting the pop-up on my "old" blog. Now that I know you got it today, at least I'm glad I didn't change for nothing. Hope it never happens again!! :) thanks for joining me :)

    Great job on your 10K!

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