Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Tall Mom's Virtual Race for the Cure



It's 05/05 and what better way to celebrate than running 5K for Tall Mom's Virtual Race for the Cure!

I've been feeling some taper restlessness so this was the perfect way to shake things up. It's been interesting planning my week without trying to schedule almost 80KM of running.

It was hot when I headed out at lunch today and I could feel the sun pounding down on me as I pounded the pavement. Running fast in mid-day sun = tough!

After the first 2.5K I seriously doubted whether or not I could keep up the pace, but somehow I was able to will my legs to go even faster in the second half.

Stats:

5.0KM
23:50*
4:46/KM = 7:40/mi


*18 seconds faster than a 5K race last month!

I even wore pink for the occasion, but unfortunately forgot to bring my camera to work. The best I can do for a pic is my pile of wet & stinky clothes after dumping them out of my bag when I got home.



Happy Hump Day!

36 comments:

Staci Dombroski said...

Way to go speedy!!!

dietitianontherun.com said...

First!!!!!!! haha, yes.

dietitianontherun.com said...

ooooh, dang. Just kidding. Lol.

anyway! NICE 5k time! Not too shabby for Taper-week ;) sheesh. That bib is too cute, these virtual races are such a fun idea!

Carly said...

great job! You are really fast. Send the heat my way...we are cold and rainy here today.

MCM Mama said...

Can I be you when I grow up? You are SO fast!

Emz said...

excellent. way to go!! Love the pink!!

destination262 said...

Love it! And yes you are speedy! Good job Marlene!!

RoadBunner said...

Holy cow! SUPER speedy! Great job! Love the picture of the dumped out pink outfit :)

Aneta said...

happy hump day to u, marlene!!
love that u wore pink! awesome
and omg, ur fast!!!!

ajh said...

Great job!!!!

H Love said...

FAST!!!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Speedy!!!

ShirleyPerly said...

Well done, Marlene!!

It is definitely tough to run fast when it's hot and even harder on your own.

teacherwoman said...

Nice job girl! SPEEDY!

Amy said...

You are so fast! Love the pink!

runnernic.com said...

way to go speedy mcspeederson! :) love the pile of wet stinky clothes! teehee!

Jamie said...

Super speedy! Awesome job rockstar!

Jocelyn said...

YEAH!! great job on your race! :D

Erica said...

your so fast! Great job running for the cure!

Mark said...

Wow! You are getting fast!!!

Laura said...

FFFFFFFFFaaaaaaasttt!
Nice bib!

chris mcpeake said...

Wow great time!

sneakersister.com said...

Heyyyyyy marathon sister! I ran a 5k last night, too! How funny. Great job. I'm not a huge fan of those evening races - hot, humid and no energy - but it's a fun social event afterwards.

Race is getting closer!!!!!

Lily on the Road said...

Good stuff, sounds as though it was a fun virtual run!

Congrat's on raising so much fro Nolan's Dream! that is AMAZING!!

Denise said...

how great...you even kicked butt on a virtual run! great job! love that you wore pink for it, too!

Jill said...

Love the pink!! Way to go on a great 5K :).

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

Not sure that counts for a tapper BUT I love it! Nice speedy pace chic.

Jess said...

Wow, awesome job!

The Happy Runner said...

Nice job, speedster!

J said...

Woohoo Speedy! Looking good! I dont know how you do it - run the long distances fast and the short ones too!

lindsay said...

uggggh my stupid internet lost my comment :( it was a good one too! now i can't remember entirely what i wrote.

anyway.

congrats on the speedy 5k! not easy to do in a non-race atmosphere. i am glad you took the time to photograph your wet, sweaty clothes for us. i am more glad that i can't smell them from here :)

Heather said...

Nice job!

Anne said...

Love the bib...and congrats on a great race! You are super fast!!

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Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

GOOD WORK!! Way to speed through taper.