Sunday, January 22, 2012

Race Catch-Up Post (October-December 2011)

I have ran in a few races that I have yet to blog about and I am not going to leave them out because I had some great finishes! Just looking back at my times and the pics has me itching to run again.  It's been almost 6 weeks of rest and I am ready to get back out there....may give it a shot in the next day or so and see how it goes.
Back, to the races.
The first race was Ocrober 22, 2011 and I believe it was called the Survivor Challenge.  I ran my first 10k there.  I was so happy with my time of 53:58.  I had really wanted to finish under 55 minutes if possible and I actually managed to finish under 54 minutes!
The second race was November 5, 2011 and it was another 10k.  They added a curve to the course because they were afraid that it would end up being too short and we ended up running 6.7 miles.  My time was 56:33, so I didn't beat my other 10k time, but in fairness it was longer than a 10k. In that race I came in first in my age division! (Thank you Laura for winning the overall female award so that I had that opportunity--haha!)
Then, I ran a "fun run" on Thanksgiving morning and although it wasn't officially timed, I still had a great run.  Plus, what a great way to start off Thanksgiving by banking a few calories before the big meal!
My last race was December 3, 2011.  It was the annual hometown "Yule Run" and I had bronchitis at the time.  I guess knowing that made me push myself harder.  I had ran it the year before with a time of 28:14, so I just wanted to beat that time.  Well, I managed to run it in 25:39--my best 5k time EVER! I also came in 2nd in my age division! YAY! I was so happy!!
Here are a few pics from those races:
Ready to Run!!

Wrapping up at the 10k

Me and Laura at 10k

Me and Weston at Survivor's Challenge--he did so good!!

Me and Lexy and Ang at Survivor's Challenge

Me and Laura at Survivor's Challenge--our first 10k!

Me at finish of 10k

Me and Laura at the 10k

Laura, Me, and Jenny at Thanksgiving Fun Run

Thanksgiving Fun Run w/ the Savolds!
5k Yule Run--Check out those funky pants!!

Yule Run!

Me during the Yule Run Race!

10 comments:

Jen S. said...

Congrats on accomplishing all of those races Tara! WAY TO GO...I'm so happy for you ! You are so inpsiring!
PS--♥ the funky pants! :)

Mrs White said...

Congrats on the Races. I am currently working on a 10K myself. Have been using an iPhone App called Personal Running Trainer to get me prepared. So far so good...i think. I did a 10k race last year in March which was my first and haven't run since so I am quite nervous getting back into it. Running is fairly new to me...started about a year ago. I have a 10K race scheduled for April that I am preparing for. It's hard to do it alone. Great job again.

Mrs White
http://bringingfurmanhome.blogspot.com

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Solara said...

Been planning to join races but a bit hesitant, your pics just showed me how fulfilling it could be. :-)

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good yourself to run everyday. keep going.

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