Tuesday, December 1, 2009

5 mile race report/CIM here I come!

**sigh** Its been awhile since I have posted, time seems to be scarce lately, but I wanted to update you before I leave for California on Thursday to run CIM this weekend (I'm super, super excited!!).  

Training Update
I previously posted about my need for Speed,  and fully intended to keep you all updated weekly on my training.  Overall it went well,  I did all of my speedwork,  long runs and tempos.  I also did my hot yoga twice weekly, and my weekly swim.  I let the weekly bike go due to time restraints,  but I will pick it up after CIM is done.

I have great running friends to thank for keeping me on track and motivated for CIM.  They ran my long runs and did speed work with me every week even though they are not running any marathons until the spring.  We also are participating in Angela's Whittle My Middle challenge,  and I have noticed a significant improvement in my core strength.

Race Update
I decided to run a 5 miler this past weekend to test my progress (and for Alissa's Turkey Trot Race).  The race advertised to be a downhill course,  but there was no downhill in site,  but it was a relatively flat course with a few small rolling hills.  Anyway,  although it was VERY windy,  I managed to pull out a 3 minute one second PR,  with a finish of 39:38 (4:58 km/min pace) .  As a added bonus I was fourth (out of 16) in my age group,  so I was really happy with the result.  I feel ready as I can be for CIM.  I will try my best to relax and hopefully to marathon day will unfold with a PR for me.  I feel as ready as I can be at this point!

I am also participating in Amanda's Bootie Buster Challenge and maganged to rack up 35 points last week. This week I will have less since I am in taper mode.

So I am off to California to see my dad.  My sis and BIL are also running.  I am meeting up with Jolyne on Friday,  and also hope to meet Aron, and a few other bloggers. 

P.S - Although I missed this past Friday, Marlene is also hosting Cans for Comments every Friday.. Marlene will donate canned foods to a food bank for your comments..  what a great cause.

Hope to catch up with you all soon,  I'll update you about CIM soon after I finish!  My bib number is 1081.. although I don't know if you can track live or not.

Have a great hump day, and thanks for reading despite my irregular updates!

26 comments:

Jess said...

Awesome job on the 5 miler! You are speedy.

Good luck at CIM this weekend! You'll kick ass!

Lily on the Road said...

Have a great time visiting your family! Say hi to JoLynn and have a awesome race!

Cate said...

CIM is such a great race. It sounds like you're totally ready to kick some ass! Good luck and have fun :)

Lisa said...

have fun!

Marlene said...

Hi Marci! Good to hear from you.

Congrats on the 5-mile PR!

Also, nice work completing your CIM training and keeping up with the yoga, swimming and core work as well!

hHve a wonderful time in California and have a great race!

lindsay said...

congrats on the 5-miler pr! every second counts :)

good luck this weekend at CIM! i will be cheering for you from kentucky!!

Heather said...

Nice job on the five miler! Hope have a great time at CIM this weekend - looking forward to the race report. :)

Lacey Nicole said...

good luck at CIM! glad to hear all the training and speed work stuff has been going well!!!!!

aron said...

we MUST meet up!!! have a safe trip! gah i wish i wasnt working on friday!

joyRuN said...

Congrats on your SPEEDY 5 mile PR!!

Have a great time at CIM :)

The Laminator said...

Congrats on your 5-mile PR! Have fun in CIM!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Have an awesome time, and bring back some warmer weather!! PLEASE! Enjoy, I know you'll do awesome! :)

The Happy Runner said...

ROCK IT!!!

Have a safe trip and a great race! Have fun!

Carly said...

Have fun and good luck this weekend!

Alisa said...

Good luck!

Amanda said...

I hope you have a great race this weekend!

J said...

Great job on the 5 miler! Have fun at CIM and good luck!

Ali said...

Good luck at CIM ... have a great race and fun trip

MCM Mama said...

Great job on the 5 miler and good luck at CIM!

RoadBunner said...

Have a great race! If you're going to be at the expo Friday send me an email. I'm probably going up tomorrow to pick up my bib. Yay!!

EndorphinBuzz said...

Good luck at CIM!

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