Saturday, June 25, 2011

virtual pr

I ran my first ever virtual 5k today, and isn't it just my luck that I got a PR??  Adam at hosted the race. His blog is definitely worth following.

The weather was awesome, 60's, cloudy, had the slightest bit of rain sprinkling on me as I ran... it just felt really great to be out there today!

I had Garmin Electra on solely for documentation purposes.  I decided I was just going to run at whatever pace felt good and not care if I had 12 minute miles.  Remember folks, I'm still in marathon recovery mode.

Color me surprised when I was done and looked at my results! As far as I know, I've never run a sub-30 5k before.  I had a pretty sweet run - negative splits even!  Not sure where it all came from since I'm usually so frickin' slow, but I'll take it.  Yeah, I realize my "fast" is other runners' horrifyingly slow pace.  I can live with that!

Who'da thunk?
Here are my splits:

Avg Pace

Anywhoo, it was a fun way to do a run.  Virtual cowbell, virtual spectators, I even raised my arms in victory and cheered as I crossed the virtual finish line.  I guess that makes me an actual dork in a virtual race, or maybe just a runner prone to hallucinations.

Whichever, I can live with that, too!


  1. Congrats!! A PR while in marathon recovery mode? That is too cool. If you ran it, I say count it!

  2. That is some serious negative splits you got goin' on there. WOW. Nice job, girl!

  3. Wow, you were faster with each mile! Awesome!


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