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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Blarney Stone 5K

So, ran a 5K last Monday. It was a little cold, a little drizzly, and a little well... fast! It was a PR for me!

NAME: Katie Collins
OVERALL PLACE: 82
AGE GROUP: F25-29
AGE GROUP PLACE: 10/40
FINISH TIME: 23:47
PER MILE PACE: 7:40


Yeah, that would be 7:40 miles with NO SPEED TRAINING and a crazy headache. Apparently that base training thing is paying off. I still only placed 10th in my age group but that is top 25% I guess.

Anywho, met up with Blink and Yeti and Yeti's girlfriend. Props to her for completing her very first race!

It was a fairly flat out and back on one of the local trails leaving from the local running store. A couple of the colleges had members of their cross country teams running. In fact, one of those guys was dressed as a leprechaun with short little green shorts, suspenders, and a stinkin pipe. Yeah, the guy got 2nd or 3rd with a pipe in his mouth (pretend of course). As we went by he said, "way to go guys". I thought, "really, geez, this from a guy with a pipe running 5 minute miles."

There was pizza and beer afterwards which we didn't stick around for. My stomach was not all that happy with my pace and was just trying to regain equilibrium.

So that was my latest run! Yay. Mr. KT of course kicked my behind and ran a 20:04. Pace: 6:29 per mile. I know, more than a minute faster than me. I am working on it, really I am.

5 comments:

bigmike600 said...

You are crazy fast.

moonpie said...

Great job on the race!!! Judging from the run pace in my last race my pace has also increased with only base training.

You need to put some fire ants in Mr. KT's shoes or something...you need to kick his butt :P

tri-dogmom said...

Great PR! That's really fast... I don't have that gear. My 5k pace is the same as my 10k :-)

Steve Stenzel said...

NICE RUN!!! For you and Mr. KT!!

TRI-ROB said...

YAY Kate! I'm really impressed with where your run is this early in the season!