Sunday, June 22, 2008

She's Got Sole 8K

Well, I made it!!

It was iffy, though. It was pouring and thundering just before we started and the air was pretty thick. But the RD said we'd still start at 8 am, and, sure enough we did.

Coach Lisa had my plan set out for me: Warm up for 15 minutes, Run the first 2 miles at a talking pace, then 4:1 run:walk until the 5K mark. Then hit it!!

The humidity really hit me--my asthma kicked in,and then under one of the underpasses, someone was expressing his right to smoke, so that really set me back.

But, I followed the program and pushed through.

55:25--25 seconds longer than my PR. I'm happy!!!!

Wednesday I'm off to the Grand Tetons to train with Coach Lisa and 9 other folks. She said we won't have much free time, so I'm expecting that she'll be kicking my butt.

I can't wait!!!


Firefly's Running said...

Congrads on your awesome finish. Josh saw your race start this morning when he did his 8 miler with CARA.

Jack said...

Great finisher smile if I ever saw one, congratulations! About the time you started I was out running an 11K in the sun, 92F and humid - I couldn't help think of the Sahara and you.

Have fun in the Grand Tetons, can't wait to hear all about it!

robtherunner said...

Way to go, Lora! I like the shirt. Have fun in the tetons.

RunBubbaRun said...

Congrats on you race..

Have fun out there at the Tetons.. It should be an adventure..