Tuesday, July 12, 2011

OMG!!! NEW PR!!!! YAY!!!!

WOW I feel totally amazing!!! After my blog yesterday I was totally itchy to see if I could break my PR and potentially get a sub-9 minute mile!!! For my first break at work today, I hopped on the treadmill and pushed myself to GO!!!! The first quarter mile I ran at 6.5 MPH and then picked the pace up from there. I raised it to 6.8 MPH and then stuck with around 7.0 MPH for the next 2 quarters. The last quarter mile, I was paranoid I wasn't going to make it and so I upped the pace to 7.5 MPH and then topped out at 7.7 MPH for the last 10th of a mile!! I put a Pitbull song (Give Me Everything) on repeat on my iPod and totally pushed myself to go faster and faster!

So - without further ado...my new PR for my 1 mile runs is.... 8 MINUTES 35 SECONDS!!! I managed to shave off OVER 30 seconds from my last PR run at 9:06 back in April!!! Holy cow!!! If this doesn't reinforce that my speed training is working & paying off, then I don't know what else will!!! I am absolutely THRILLED with this time!!! I can't believe it!!! My body is capable of doing things I NEVER thought possible! I've NEVER ran a sub-9 minute mile and now I just DESTROYED that time!!

In other news, weight was back down to 177lbs this morning, so I'm happy about that! I've got Zumba tonight and it should be super fun as always! Don't know if I'll run anymore today - I want to ensure enough recovery time before class so my legs aren't thrashed too badly.

Badwater is going great!! I'm not able to follow the webstream online while I'm at work, so I'm following the Twitter updates! There's a rookie runner who is just taking the field by storm!! He is rockin' it!!! I am super excited to be following this event! Some people have football - others have soccer, or baseball....I have Ultras! haha! This is the stuff I geek out about!! I've found other geeks online who are super excited about this too - so I'm embracing the nerdiness with them!

UPDATE: AHHHH!!!! OSWALDO LOPEZ IS THE 2011 BADWATER CHAMPION WITH A TIME OF 23:41:40!!!!!!!!!!! SO AMAZING!!! I'M SUPER STOKED!!!! Its so amazing that he ran 135 miles in 120+ degree heat, through Death Valley IN JULY for 23 hours straight!! It just is SOO inspiring!!!

Anyways, that's about it for me. I couldn't be happier with my new 1 Mile PR! I think that's just amazing that my legs are capable of going that fast for that long! I am SO proud of myself!!! This is one of the many reasons I love running - there's ALWAYS new opportunities to better yourself!! If these are the changes I can make from April to July - I can't wait to see the changes I can accomplish in the next 3 months!!!

Total Miles Ran in 2011: 65.2 Miles
Total Calories Burned "Running From My Issues": 9,362 Calories GONE

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you had a fantastic day...weight is back down and a new PR! Congrats! I'm always in awe of those who participate un ultras.