Friday, June 10, 2011

A Virtual Race for Autism Race Report

I signed up for The Virtual Race for Autism hosted by Alica at Alicia Runs a few weeks back and for some reason thought that tomorrow was the 10th, so I planned to double up and race the 5K I had scheduled for tomorrow as my virtual race as well, but I noticed that today was in fact the 10th and I needed to finish my virtual race today and get my post up in order to participate in this great virtual event. I decided that I would just go out for a nice easy 3.1, not push it too hard, but um...I didn't do that..I pushed it, and I pushed it hard! Here's how it broke down (average paces):

Mile 1: 08:15
Mile 2: 08:57
Mile 3: 08:54
last point 1: 7:30 (yeah, that was my kick to just finish the darn thing)

So as you can see, I went out WAY too fast, but amazingly I was able to maintain a sub 9 average pace throughout! I am very happy with my result!

Here is the official Garmin photo:And here I am post race (yes, I look horrid I just left it all out on the trail, remember? Plus, I have had 5 kids..this body is pretty stretched out from all of that! And you can't see the number on my race bib...which is 7 for the number of people in my family, 5 kids..2 parents):
I hope I can run as well tomorrow in my race in the morning! Thanks for the opportunity participate in this fun virtual race. It definitely pushed me to run harder than I would have today!


Black Knight said...

26'51" is a very good finishing time.
Good luck for today.
Have a good week end.

Jen said...

Wow, great job! I hope the next race went just as well!

Emz said...

Awesome job Chris!!!

Anonymous said...

That's a great run - fantastic!

Jinky said...

Great run!! --Thanks for the words of inspiration on my blog ... brought comfort and remembrance of peace that awaits me. So nice of you to take the time to share your thoughts. My sincere gratitude! :)