A nice lazy weekend. Currently I’m squatting in casa de Lexi recooperating or something like that. We’ve had a grand afternoon watching bad teevee, and well I may have fit in a nap there too.
5.5 miles in ~60 minutes through DTA in the cold. Oh my gah, I haven’t ran in that kind of cold for quite some time.
After, I ran some errands and cleaned the house – a ritual I’ve come to enjoy on the weekends.
Then I hung out with Sarah Jane finishing up her website.
I got home, got my race gear together and then went to bed.
Woke up, debated driving into the city for the Love the Run You’re With 5k at Pentagon City. I was all prepared with my old skiing base layer (poly pro ftw!!), my fleece lined lulu running tights, gloves. Took the roads slow and rather than drive into the city like I probably should have, I decided instead to metro.
Missed the lil pre-race blogger shin dig (wamp wamp), but I made it before the start thanks to some awesome cab driver at Metro Center though I’ve gotta tell you, what the HECK is with DC cabs not taking credit cards? Aren’t they required to? I mean, ultimately it’s money they’re losing, but I finally decided to just have one dude take me to an ATM and book it to Pentagon City since the metro was NOT going to get me there on time.
Despite the cold I was super stoked about this race. I spent the better part of the first 1/2-3/4 miles weaving through the slow pokes (kidding, I’m one of them but you know how it is to get ahead of people running in a line across the course slower than you).
All of my miles despite the early part of the race were negative splits I believe. I hit the turn around and booked it. I hit the 2 mile mark just before the 20 minute mark so I knew I could PR. Especially if I kept my pace sub 10 minutes.
29:00 and I was hitting the base of Army Navy Drive. I kicked it into high gear but there was wind. Oh the wind. So cold.
Final *official* time: 30:23
garmin time: 30:27
Check those baller stats out!
Sub ten minute miles WHAT?!
After the race, I metro’ed home, tried desperately to warm up and made my way to Lexi’s as aforementioned and have been hanging out in my gross race clothes ever since. I should probably make my way home to Naptown here shortly to get ready for the work week. I don’t think I’ve quite accepted that tomorrow is Monday yet though so I’m avoiding it.
I am however looking forward to kicking off my half marathon training this week though! I’ll post about that tomorrow!
How was YOUR weekend?