Sunday, July 15, 2007

13 Hours later

Ran last night and again this morning. It was getting late and the sun was racing across the sky. But, I knew that if I wanted to get a run in today, it needed to be this morning.

I decided that I wanted to run a mile as fast as I could. I headed over to the junior high track. Jogged a warm up lap and then ran a half mile in 4:30 (9 minute pace). The sun however caught up to me and I then did the last two laps in 6 minutes (12 minute pace). A 10:30 mile. My PB for the mile is 9:30 in cooler times.

Headed home, turned on the Reds v. Mets game and hit the stationary bike for 1 hour and 2 minutes. Doesn't look good for the Reds today. I did a little channel surfing and watched the Hy-vee Triatholon in Des Moines, Iowa. I taped it, so I'll watch it all later. Never thought I'd have a tought time deciding on whether to watch baseball or an endurance sport, but I guess that's how my life has changed over the past year.

Picking up the family at the airport tonight. I liked the first few days of peace and solitude, but I do miss my wife and kids. I have to go to the grocery store this afternoon, so they'll have something to eat.

Quote of the Day: "If you do what you always done, you'll get what you've always gotten." - Anthony Robbins.

My next 5k is on the 21st of July. It's the 4th race of the summer series for the Arizona Road Racers. ARR's race is at Kiwanis Park, a park I have raced in two other times. However, they added the canal as part of thier course and eliminated several hills near the lake.

Here's a view of the route we will take. If you can't see, click on
The runner formerly know as Javamom will be running with me. We plan to stick together, do 11 minute miles and get her a new PR. It'll be fun, so if anyone is planning on running this race and would like to run with us, let me know.


J-Wim said...

Did the Hy-Vee give you tri fever?
I would always choose to watch the endurance sport over baseball.

Amy said...

It was a great race! Being from DSM, it was great to watch it again!

Good job on the run!

Michelle said...

Oh, I wish I lived in AZ so I could run the race with you guys!! I've known Lisa through mommy message boards for years now, and now we talk running together. :-)

Have fun, and help her get that PR!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Pat! I am running the ARR 5K on Saturday too! Would love to run with you guys, but I doubt I could keep up. :( My PR is 12 minutes....yup, I'm a pokie!! Seeing as how I have been off the running wagon, I doubt it's the time to try any faster. So wave as you zoom past me! ;)

Karen from Chandler

Mom tried decaf once said...

Karen from Chandler come and run with us!! We will at least start out together and it's very possible that Pat and I may end up with 12 minute miles. And the last time I ran with Pat was when I did have a PR!

Can't wait Pat!! :>)

Mom tried decaf once said...

PS Where exactly do we start from? Will it be obvious when I get there?