Monday, May 3, 2010

oh MY GOSH...Oh My Gosh!

Oh my gosh…oh my gosh…oh MY GOSH!  I have been really excited to see my times in my shorter runs. I can’t believe it, but Sunday evening it got better. I have been in the 9 minute miles and even had an even 9 minute pace for my 3 miler last week. I have been waiting for the day to have sub 9 pace….well Sunday it happened. I was on day 3 of no running and I didn’t think I was going to make it out until Monday. After giving the kids a bath and getting the baby to bed I looked outside and it was still light out so I figured it was the perfect time for a run. I have been stressing a little about life the last few days and figured I could use a good run! Wow, these are the days I LOVE RUNNING. The weather matched my mood, cloudy, windy and drizzly, but my strength would overpower my mood. Sometimes frustrations and other not-so great moods can make me a faster runner. I went a different way so I could take on “Two-for-One” Hill in the start of my run and it went well. Mile 1 passed and then mile 2 and I was moving and it felt so good. I was in the zone and not really aware of things around me…I was focused. Mile 2 beeped at me and I saw 8:28...WHAT! That was so exciting! Just kept going and it was feeling GREAT! Finished my run and was anxious to check my pace…as usual and I was SO EXCITED when I saw 8:52! I have never been below 9 minute pace for an entire run! I was THRILLED.  Days like this I am so happy with my training and all that I have already accomplished!  Days like this keep me running!

May 2 Stats:
Miles: 3.41
Pace: 8:52
Time: 30:15
Calories: 429

        Mile 1: 9:51 (Hill)
Mile 2: 8:28
Mile 3: 8:34
Lap 4: 8:07

Let me know continue the good stuff:

  • Got new brooks shoes!

  • Was asked to be a part of a Ragnar Relay Team “Northwest Passage” in July! I have always wanted to do a relay.

  • Got to see 3 friends finish the Tacoma City Half Marathon Sunday morning…1 of them being my crazy bloggie Friend Amanda who ran a full marathon, her first…Last Sunday! (That’s the only reason I say “Crazy”)

  • Was thrilled to hear my friend, Mel – Tall Mom BQ’d!!! That was so exciting. She totally rocked it, but I knew she would!

  • I am leaving soon for my annual weekend on the Oregon Coast for a girl’s weekend! This is so needed!

  • This week is a TAPER WEEK!


5 Miles 2 Empty said...

AWESOME!!!!! You are doing SO great!! I am so excited for you! I remember how much of a confidence booster my first sub 9 run was! It is all speedy speedy-ness from here! I foresee a 4:30 (or less)marathon in your future! You can do it!!!

And thanks for the shout out! I agree, I am CRAZY!!! =) And I love it!!!!

How fun for the Ragnar Relay!! I love relays! It will be a blast!!

ajh said...

Great job on the run! Have fun on your girl's weekend!

Kerrie T. said...

You rock, lady. :)

Johann said...

That's great! Keep it going! It's great to see and feel improvement.

Dawnie said...

Those long relays are one of the best things ever - you will have SO MUCH fun at Ragnar!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Congrats on the speed! Your hard work is paying off!

Sarah said...

Congrats Jill, that's an awesome run, especially after your 20-miler!!

Melanie said...

Thanks for the shout out. HELLO SPEEDY!! I see a run TOGETHER in our near future. Hugs to Happy Running

lindsay said...

congrats on breaking a long-awaited speed barrier! it's only going to keep falling from here :)

Melissa said...

Congrats on a really great run.

Which new shoes did you get? Mine should be here today. Yippee!!

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