Sunday, December 12, 2010

Jingle Bell 5K Race Report

Jingle Bell 5K
Date: December 11, 2010
Location: Downtown Indy

I have not run much since the marathon. I've been to the gym several times but nothing terribly structured. I went in to this race with NO positive expectations. The night before the race Jarrett and I went to his company Christmas party. We had a nice time and ate some tasty food. We got to the race super early so we took a short nap in the car and headed to Conseco to meet our friends who were also racing. It was about 30 when the race started. This year I positioned myself in the middle of the 8 minute mile group. I missed the sign for mile 1. I looked at my watch at mile 2 - 17:00. Alright- I'll take that. I kept pushing and cross the finish at 26:38.4. A 2:07 5K PR. 8:34 minutes/mile.

This has been a busy year. I was not expecting to pull out a PR and I am terribly happy to see a sub-9 minute/mile pace finally show itself. I was fitted for custom orthotics a couple of weeks ago and I hope they give me a chance to comfortably increase my speed this winter.

One more race in 2010! 5k's of Christmas next weekend will conclude my season. I am currently working on my 2011 race schedule and should have something together in early January.

13 days until Christmas! :)

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