On this day last year..
I ran the Grand Old Day on the Go 5k with these 4 lovely ladies (plus one lady’s un-pictured husband)! It was a great morning, although I learned the hard way not to start out too fast, and to run your own pace. A few of them were much speedier than I was, and I burned out quickly trying to keep up with them.
Below is a listing of the races I completed in 2011 (this particular race I did not get my chip properly activated, so I have no official time) and there is another race that I ended up not participating in due to weather and fear of injury. Someday I hope that I will have written a blog post on each race. However, since I started racing before I started blogging, the 2011 races may not get their own posts.
Goal: Run 5 – 5ks:
Run for the Lakes 5k: April 29, 2011 in Nisswa, MN
Also competing with me…
Aitkin Fit City 5k: May 21, 2011 in Aitkin, MN
DNF (did not start, it was raining and I wasn’t willing to risk an injury).
Grand Old Day on the Go 5k: June 5, 2011 in Saint Paul, MN
Chip failed to activate, no official time.
William A. Irvin 5k: June 17, 2011 Duluth, MN
Place: 686, Division: 92/319, Time: 30:48, Avg: 9:55
Midnight Sun Midnight Run 5k: June 24, 2011 in Duluth, MN
I was allowed to register a few hours before the event after a runner dropped out, no official time.
Park Point 5 Miler: July 15, 2011 in Duluth, MN
Place: 450, Division: 113/120, Time: 1:01:26, Avg: 12:18
Run for the Dump: 6.55 August 6, 2011 in Aitkin, MN
Place: 81, Division: 14, Time: 1:18:34, Avg: 12:00
Trail Fest 5k Park Point Beach: August 25, 2011 in Duluth, MN
Place: 58, Time: 33:48, Avg: 10:55
GOAL MET! That was 5k #5 folks!
Trail Fest 5k Chester Bowl: August 25, 2011 in Duluth, MN
Place: 53, Time: 40:21, Avg: 13:01
That’s right! I got a bonus 5k!
And race season 2011 came to a close….I had hoped to compete in a Turkey Trot, but was unable to find one where I was celebrating Thanksgiving.
And since I have all this information in a neat bundle, it should make the race scrapbook easier to complete! I did pull out what I have accomplished so far, and realized I need more clear sleeves for the book. But I did make a little progress!
Now I need to make a decision on the marathon or not debate…. I went on a long run this morning with two friends, and we happened to stop at the Duluth Running Company
after we were done, and I happened to buy some different Gu, Shot Blocks, and sports beans….clearly I’m going to need a reason to use them! (Does this sway your vote