Monday, January 10, 2011

FYTO 5K Report


Good day race fans!

A special shout out to Pam at Thirty Schmirty who ran a 5k to celebrate her 31st birthday. In honor of her birthday, I wore the #31 race bib for Adam's Freeze Your Thorns Off 5k.

I woke early Saturday morning and headed down to the river. It was brisk 28 degrees out and there was a cold wind coming in from the West...I looked around for some of the fellow bloggers. I saw the race favorite and course record holder Lily (& her handler-The Sean)
But rumor has it if Jamoosh can stay on course, he is a contender.

I did a little sizing up of the other runner's while warming up. Seems I am a lock for the M36-Smynra, GA catagory...I hope the RD has some good bling. I was recently informed by Adam that the mix up with the race shirts were sorted out and mine was "In the mail". Whatevs.

With no pomp & circumstance, we were off!

I felt good as I hit the 1st mile marker at 7:45. I was running solo, as the pack had thinned out quickly. However, this was an "open" course and there were ample pedestrians to give me that extra push. The pace dropped slightly as I approached the 2 mile mark at 15:50. This is where we make the money! Last mile, feel the burn.
I approached the 3 mile mark as the clock rolled over 24 minutes. Just a little push, hitting the "tape" at 24:40 for the entire 3.1 course. I was using todays race for a trio of results, the final third being a 30 minute Lactate Threshold Test. I had another 5 1/2 minutes remaining in this effort. As I glanced at the Garmin, I saw my HR roll into the 170's, I knew I only had a few minutes left to hold...total time, 30 minutes-3.76 miles. Average pace 7:59.

Special thanks to all who came out to enjoy this lovely morning.

I am happy with this effort as it is the first hard effort I have done of any kind since October. I am extremely pleased when comparing the 24:40 to my 5k PR of 24:01. I haven't done any speedwork in the last few months-I am begining a training cycle that includes weekly track work-I imagine my 5k PR will drop in the Spring race season.
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Results from the weekly weigh-in:
1/10/11 195.2 (down 3.8 lbs)

upcoming training schedule
Su-70 minutes Zone 1 (recovery
Mo-Strength
Tu-50 minutes Zone 2
We-20 minutes Zone 1/2 & Strength
Th-Track workout
Fr-Rest
Sa-20 minutes Zone 1/2 & Strength
Su-60 minutes Zone 1/2

12 comments:

Kate said...

Go Lily!

Pretty place to run. :) Nice job on the run. I was going to remark how much faster you are than me (you and the majority of the runners in the world), but looking at your weekly training plan as compared to mine, it's clear why.

Morgan said...

I am cracking up at everyone's race recaps! Good job out there!!!

Al's CL Reviews said...

Great job!

Pam said...

Nice! And thanks for the shout out!

Tricia said...

great job!

Wes said...

rocked your own 5K this weekend eh? Nice work!

ajh said...

Great job! Love the idea of your bib!

MCM Mama said...

Nicely done!

Carolina John said...

Rock on putting up a 5 lb loss this week bud! Good job.

You can totally kiss my ass putting up a 24:40 5k time a couple of weeks after I put up a 24:42. two seconds. bet that's what Holly's talking about!

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Hahahahaha! Way t kick Cleetus's ass!

Congrats on the weight loss. I am actually thinking of trying to drop a few myself. February is a short month and I may give up beer for a MONTH to see if that accomplishes anything.

Problem is? I never weigh myself because I'd probably cut my throat ...

Jason said...

Great job, Thomas! I did not even know that this race was going on. You timed out really well with that 5K.

Adam said...

Sorry that I am just now getting to comment on this...


Oh man - you were right!! I totally didn't catch that it was Seans dog :( Boooo. On a side note, you need a dog.