Saturday, July 21, 2007

ARR Race # 4

The fourth race of the summer series is in the books. I woke up to a nice rain. It was cool and a perfect morning for a run. So perfect that it is now 8:30 and I feel like running some more.

The race was at Kiwanis Park in Tempe. A park I have raced in 2 other times. But, the ARR course is a bit different. Less hills and partially on the canal. These ARR races always draw a crowd and this morning was no exception. Right before the start of the race I found Lisa (Javamom) at the start line and we waited for the race to begin. I told her that I would run with her and help her keep a PR pace. We wanted to shoot for 11 minute miles and at the two mile marker we were at 22:30. The hill from the lake to the canal slowed us down a bit, but we made up for it by doing the last 1/10 of a mile at a 9:47 pace. We did the entire race at an 11:31 pace and Lisa got her PR. I was very happy with the race, talking the entire race (which probably drove Lisa batty) and working up a good sweat. It must have been more humid than normal, because I was drenched at the end. And it wasn't the rain, since that stopped when I pulled into the park.

While in line for bagels and watermelon, Lisa found Phil. We all got to chat for a long while and Phil introduced us to Chad (non blogger) and another gentleman (I forget the name, sorry).

Official Time: 35:44. Race #4

Official Time: 35:36. Race #2

Official Time: 38:05 Race #1

Hopefully, I'm getting adjusted to the heat and my times will improve. I'm hoping to set a PR in the final summer race at South Mountain in 3 weeks. In order to do that I'll need to go below 31:06.

Here's the stats from Garmin.

11 Consecutive Days


Mom tried decaf once said...

No, not batty at all...I just couldn't breath so I couldn't talk back. LOL I enjoyed the conversation. :>)

It's interesting how our Garmins show slightly different times even though we were together. I am guessing yours is a bit more accurate then my older model.

Look at all that walking that last mile I talked you into. :>0 LOL Next time you need to crack the whip!

Great job today!

Randy said...

Sounds like you both had a great time and it's really good that you could help Lisa pace her PR....

Thanks for stopping in at my blogspot in the road....come back often....I'll promise to do the same with your blog.

Randy said...

Just read some of your recent posts and saw that you got a new garmin 305, isn't it super...I've got one too and wouldn't trade it for anything.

It seems we are pretty evenly matched from your list of times and PR's....You are about 2 minutes ahead of me on the 5k and about 1 minute ahead of me on the 10k....and we are within 3 minutes of each other in our HM's it seems....

Firefly's Running said...

Great job, Pat.

J-Wim said...

Nice run Pat.
I am envious - your elevation maps are so much cleaner!
You must have a software package thats somewhat different than ours.

bigmike600 said...

Keep the graphs a comin. Nice job running.

Dusty said...

GREAT job on your race!!

I love your pic at the top of your blog. I'm going to have to check out your blog every day so I can just look. I miss AZ!!