Sunday, April 22, 2012

Rocking The Week!!!

First of all, a HUGE shoutout to Thing 1 who FINALLY, after trying so very hard all indoor season, broke the 5 minute mark for a HUGE 17 second PR with a 4:53 MILE!!!!!!!! I knew you could do it! Nelly you were right when you said he'd do it when he got to the outdoor track!

4:53 miler!!!

Second of all, a big shoutout to Thing 2 who ran a 5:49 1500 for an almost 2 minute PR!!! Sadly, I missed this meet due to work :(.  I am looking forward to seeing him run this week though...he is SO much stronger than he was during cross country. 

And finally, I'm giving myself a shoutout because I ROCKED my 16 miler today! Last long run before Toronto and I went out hard to see if my pie-in-the-sky goal was reachable.  I think so. Check this out:

10:34 average! Whoa!
And that last mile is completely up hill!!!!

My first goal for Toronto is to finish.  I believe, no matter your time, finishing is still a big deal.

My second goal is to go under 11 min pace.  That is a 4:47:45 finish. 

My "The running gods have aligned to make this a perfect running day" goal is 4:40....which is a 10:41 pace.

I think I have a chance to do this. Toronto is flat, with a barely perceptible downhill.  Given the right conditions, I know I can do this & let the Ragnar chips fall where they may 4 days later.


Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Great job to your things! They are speedy.

Good luck in Toronto, hope the running gods are with you that day!

Frickin' Fabulous at 40 said...

AWESOME JOB for the ENTIRE family!!!

Jose said...

Rock on!! You will kill it in Toronto! Great job on your 16 miler!

Ransick said...

Nice job on your 16 miler! Fast family for sure. 4:53/mile is absolutely amazing.

Jamie said...

Congratulations to your sons!! Amazing!

You ROCKED your 16 miler, you've got this :)

Kathy said...

WOW, the whole family is working it! Awesome!! You'll make your goal - no doubt about it!

TriMOEngr said...

Speedy kids and speedy mom. Love it!

brg said...

you got the pace dialed in...git it!!!

Coy Martinez said...

You can totally do that time!! That was a great long run! It reminds me so much of mine! I've run two marathons for time and both were within 1 minute of each other! Sometimes I still can't believe it! My body loves a 10 minute + pace :)

Nelly said...

Wow congrats to Thing 1 on the mile, that is insanely fast! And he will keep getting faster!

Nice job on the 16 miler, hope the upcoming marathon goes well!

Suz and Allan said...

Great job Thing 1 & 2!!!

The Green Girl said...

Wow, go Thing 1! And congratulations on your 16 miler.

Yes, those Target up & up wipes are amazing. Even the guys were commenting that they liked them - and how often do guys have opinions on stuff like that, right? I didn't end up changing the entire time. I did use the towel - to sit on when I was sweaty and as a blanket when I was chilly.

Have fun at your marathon and Ragnar!