Thursday, November 24, 2016

Kirkwood/Webster Turkey Day Run

I couldn't decide what race I wanted to do... the 3 mile or the 6 mile. I wanted to do the 3 mile for a chance to PR, but I wanted to do the 6 mile because my friend Jason promised me a Bloody Mary. The races are 40 minutes apart, so I decided to do both again this year.

And guess what?? I had a PR on the 3 mile race!! It's been forever since I had the chance to celebrate a personal record.

Mile 1: 8:10
Mile 2: 8:21
Mile 3: 8:36

I should be trying for negative splits, but there is a long uphill on that 3rd mile. I finished with a time of 24:48, 8:16 min/mile pace.

I had about 15 minutes to rest before the 6 mile race. I was just doing this race for the mileage and for the Bloody Mary. But I was pleasantly surprised!! I was aiming for a 10:00 min/mile pace, but I ended up doing better!

Mile 1: 9:22
Mile 2: 9:22
Mile 3: 9:51
Mile 4: 9:20
Mile 5: 9:19
Mile 6: 9:02

I stopped for 2 minutes around mile 4.2 for the Bloody Mary. My watch didn't capture it though. So my Garmin timing is a bit misleading. I finished with a time of 58:02, a 9:41 min/mile pace. I could have had a course PR if I didn't stop... oh well. It was a tasty Bloody Mary!!

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