Running stats for last week.
Sunday – None
Monday – 3 miles on the treadmill. (11:35 pace)
Tuesday – 4 miles (11:04 pace)
Wednesday – None
Thursday – None
Friday – 5 miles (not sure on pace)
Saturday – 5 miles on the treadmill (10:10 pace) Woohoo for intervals!!
Weekly Total: 17
January Total: 80
Yearly Total: 80
Best: Most definitely my 5 mile treadmill run. I had forgotten that it can actually be FUN to push yourself to the max. Seeing a sub 9:00 pace on the display for half a mile can really be inspiring. I’m going to aim for one interval session on the treadmill per week.
Worst: My 3 mile treadmill run. I just wasn’t feeling it.
Yesterday I volunteered at the Chevron Houston Marathon. I was a course guard at the point where the half marathoners turned back toward the finish. Can I just say how much fun it was!! I met a new running friend and we buddied up for the morning. Our job was super easy and we spent most of our time cheering on runners. It’s awesome to pick a random running and cheer for them by name. We got lots of waves and smiles and a few high fives.
Having never spectated at a race before this gave me a chance to see the elites. We were at the 9 mile marker and the first runners blew by us with only 43 minutes on the clock. That’s a sub 5:00 mile! I was in awe. Those guys make it look so easy. You can see lean they are and how efficient their stride is.
Looking at the results, a new coures record was set at 2:07:04. Holy cow! That’s an average pace of 4:51 in less than ideal conditions (warm and drizzly). You go Bekana Daba!
It was so much fun that I can’t wait to do it again next year if I don’t make snag a spot in the half since they switched to the lottery system. So, have you ever volunteered or spectated at a race? What was your favorite part?