Saturday, August 30, 2008

Back to running.....

Today, Mimi and i ran in our first 5K this year, a little late in the season, I know.  But what do you expect?  We were training for a triathlon for 6 months for goodness sake.  My theory is that if I keep  signing up for events like 5Ks or sprint tris, then it will keep me motivated to train.  I'm sure that all you will agree.  If I do not keep something on my calendar, then I fear that my motivation will be ....... well ......... less than stellar.

So, back to my event this morning.  It was a really nice event located in one of Atlanta's nicest parks, Grant Park.  Very tree-filled and breezy, which made it so much nicer since the temp went from an expected 80 degrees to almost 90, yikes!  The first mile was tough.  I wasn't as warmed up as I would have liked to been.  Therefore, it took my legs a good ten minutes before they started feeling better (pretty sad, huh?  I should know better).  Anyway, after I got my groove on, the rest of the run felt great.  We finished the race at 31:05.  I'm not too disappointed with this time since I usually run 3 miles at an indoor track, very cool and flat at 29 minutes.   So, I have this first one on the books.   Yay!   Mimi and I plan on doing one almost every weekend until two weeks before our next tri in October.    

My birthday is next Friday and I'm trying to decide what I want to ask Craig to get me.  I'm thinking about swimming lessons.  Since all of you know how much I really don't love to swim.  I figured if I could get someone to help me do it the right way, I would learn to enjoy it and therefore, get better.  Thoughts?

And finally, I am sad to announce that I will not be doing to US 10K Classic on Monday.  I think I was still on my triathlon high when I decided to do it and I think I may have been a little too ambitious.  I want to be smart about my training.  So I will save the 10K for another day.

I hope everyone has a fun-filled, sport-filled Labor Day weekend!!!

7 comments:

Steph Bachman said...

I've heard that the 10K Classic is very hilly so probably better if you leave it for later. There are tons of other good 10Ks in the fall if and when you want to do one. : )

Anonymous said...

Excellent job and congrats on your 5k in the books! And, happy early bday. I always tell people (if they ask) that some of the best $ spent in Triathlon is with a swim coach - so YES! Jen H.

Jennifer Cunnane said...

It was fun reading you blog! I am a mother of multiples too - found your site via some of the other bloggers. Great job on the 5K - you are on your way up in distance and the way down on times (decreasing times)! Hope you have a quiet and fun happy bday with lots of workout time!

Chellie has Issues said...

Congrats on the 5K on your way to another tri. I will be doing a 5K on Saturday to help me get ready for my HM.

Mel said...

I totally agree a race scheduled and signed up will get you pumped up and keep you motivated:) Glad to see someone else not having love for swimming...do you have a master swimming class in your area?? That was a huge help for me...I mean I could doggie paddle and that was IT:) Check for one...they are great!!!
Have a great Birthday!!!!

Marcy said...

Def agreed on having things on schedule to keep motivated.

No suggestions on the swimming. You're a braver soul than I. I refuse to get into the pool LOL

TX Runner Girl said...

It's great to see another mommy in training! Great blog...I found it via Marcy's blog.