Wednesday: 4 miles @ 8:45 pace on treadmill
Thursday: 4 miles @ 8:30 pace on treadmill
Saturday: 4 miles @ 8:40 pace outside/ Body Pump
LAST Saturday, I ran in the Tampa Police Memorial 5k with Melissa. It was a great event to honor the fallen police officers in Tampa. It started in front of the Tampa Police Department, where there is a really cool memorial…
The course was mainly on Bayshore, a road that is commonly used for races in our area, like the ever popular Gasparilla Distance Classic that my parents ran last year and was my first 1/2 marathon years ago :) It also has the longest continuous sidewalk in the world at 4.5 miles. Anyways… there is no shade on Bayshore and it was hot and sunny with an 8AM start. Yes, I know, FL hadn’t gotten the memo that it’s fall yet.
My only goal for this race was to beat my time from the Thin Mint Race that I did in September. Have I trained or done any speedwork? No. OK, maybe once I ran a few half mile intervals at 7:30 pace, but only once. My time in that race was 24:11 (7:45 pace).
Well my friends, not only did I beat my time, I placed 2nd in my age group (hence the two medals) with a time of 23:21 (7:30 pace.) Woo hoo! I may not be fast anymore, but at least I can still be a few people ;) All my “hard work” deserved a plateful of yumminess…
It’s hard to see all of the deliciousness, but there’s black beans and rice and Cuban bread from the Columbia Restaurant (the best Spanish food in Tampa) as well as a few chocolate chip cookies. So. Good. I know Todd’s jealous he didn’t get some :)
Melissa and I were also treated to a free post race massage. A lot of races offer these and it’s awesome to be able to take advantage of it. It really helps recovery, in my opinion, just like compression socks. PRO Compression has a new totally rad Sock of the Month out…
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What is the last post race food you had?