Saturday, April 19, 2014

MMT 2014 Week 15

Week leading up to the race...and of course my hip hurt. So not much running this week, but the race went well!! And I PRed!! Check out the post here



Week 15: 
4-13-14: Bike ride 11 miles 
4-14-14:  Elliptical 15 min, 30 min weight lifted
4-15-14: Yoga Class 50 min.
Ran 4 miles 45:00
4-16-14: 
Elliptical 25 minutes, Weight lifted 25 minutes
4-17-14:Yoga Class 50 min. 
4-18-14: OFF
4-19-14: Mini Marathon 13.1 miles 1:58:17

Total Mileage: 17.1 miles 

KDF Mini-Marathon 2014

I DID IT!!!!! AND I PRed!!!! I'm very happy with my result. My goal was to run in under 2 hours and I did! I don't think I could have done it without my Mom because she definitely made my pace steady. We averaged around a 9 minute mile which is awesome for me. Sarah finished before us by 2 or so minutes. Go Sarah!


The course is flat and I think training with the hills and doing the Triple Crown really helped me complete the best half marathon so far. That was my 6th one, can you believe that?! I felt pretty good the entire race until we hit the last 2-3 miles. My leg was killing me. I felt like I needed to stretch, but I pushed myself and didn't. The weather was PERFECT. Mid 50s and sunny!

Dad and Chris cheered us on twice around UofL's campus. Plus I saw a few other people I knew cheering which made the race more bearable. Below are come pictures that Dad took of us (around mile 9). 








 

According to my GPS it was a total of 13.14 miles.
Total time: 1:58:22. The official time was 1:58:17...I'll take that :) Before this race my fastest half-marathon was 2:06:40, so I beat my time by over 8 minutes! 
125/729 in my age group. Not too shabby
Here is the breakdown:
Mile 1: 9:07
Mile 2: 9:02
Mile 3: 8:59
Mile 4:9:06
Mile 5: 9:00
Mile 6: 8:57
Mile 7: 8:46
Mile 8: 8:49
Mile 9: 9:13
Mile 10: 9:01
Mile 11: 9:06
Mile 12: 9:11
Mile 13:9:10
Last 0.14: 56  
Average Pace: 9:01
Sarah and I after the race
Mom and I after the race 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Can I get one?! Golden Pups

My roommate Katelynn really wants a dog! And I'm not complaining whatsoever. I would love a dog around the house. She saw an ad for Golden Retriever puppies and so we went to go visit them last night. Just check out their cuteness! 






Saturday, April 12, 2014

Spring Fun

It's sure starting to look and feel like spring now, which makes me very happy.

This past week has been active and fun with fun spring activities going on in Louisville. Also, my roommate Katelynn is back in town so I've been doing lots of fun things with her.

Here is a recap of the fun I had the past few days...

Thursday:
Went for a 6 mile walk around Cherokee Park area with my friend Katie and Katelynn. It was a gorgeous day outside and was fun to talk with these girls for a couple of hours.I actually got some sun on my face!




Went to the Bats opening game. I went with Katelynn and had fun drinking ($1 beers) and taking it all in! We got free HUGE and kinda hideous looking mugs for being the first 2,000 people. Once again, it was a gorgeous day to be outside and do something besides studying.









Friday:
Went to University of Louisville's spring game!




MMT 2014 Week 14

ONLY ONE WEEK AWAY!!! AHHH! I'm excited and anxious at the same time for the race! 

This past week's weather has been AMAZING! Sunshine and warm weather. I love it! I went for a 6 mile run in the middle of the day on Wednesday and felt hot..call me a wimp ha! It was in the 70s and I think my body wasn't ready for that. On Monday I tried a new yoga class and enjoyed it; so three days of yoga this week (#winning). One mistake that I made this week was lifting too much on Monday morning. My legs were sore from Monday until Friday and I could feel it when I was running on Tuesday and Wednesday. Bad move for me but I learned not to do that again! 

Today was a great 10 mile run with Sarah in her neighborhood. She lives on a golf course and we started at 7 am (gasp!) so we were able to see the sunrise on the run. It was our last long run until race day. I hope we're ready! We were joking today about the difference between undergrad and grad school. We grad school people now make runs serious and begin at 7am on a Saturday. I don't mind it at all and get to start my day off right and early. 


Week 14: 
4-6-14: Walked 4 miles 
4-7-14:  50 min weight lifted, Yoga 50 minutes 
4-8-14: Yoga Class 50 min, 3 mile run/walk 
4-9-14: Ran 6 miles 56:35
4-10-14:Yoga Class 50 min., walked 6 miles 
4-11-14: 20 min elliptical, 30 min weight lifted (upper body)
4-12-14: Ran 10 miles 1:34:44

Total Mileage: 19 miles 



Showing off last year's mini t-shirt which will be old next week! This was taken after my 10 mile run this morning.