Saturday, June 20, 2009

hammer it 5K race report...

I ran the Hammer It 5K this morning, in a suburb of Wichita called Park City. It was a rainy and fun race. Here is my riveting report, big news, PR and a first place AG finish:
  • I PR'd, 24:38 (not positive on this time, didn't use my garmin and didn't catch the exact time at finish because i was in raging stomach pain), this is a PR of almost TWO MINUTES
  • I got first place in my age group of 30 - 39
  • It was raining, not light delicate misty rain, full on stinging my eyes totally drenched wringing water out of my clothes kind of rain. And there were some pretty good hills for us flatlanders.
  • I saw Oz Runner before the race (check out his blog for photos, you can see how rainy it was),
  • Oz got a PR, and his house was along the race course so I got to see his lovely wife and adorable little boys, out cheering everyone on in the rain, how awesome are they?!
  • Around mile 2.5 I started getting major stomach pains, not intestinal issues, more like burning cramps, not cool, I wanted to stop it hurt so badly
  • I could feel myself fading through what I assumed was the last mile, I was feeling tired and breathless, but I kept pushing, and even still didn't go as fast as I would have liked, motivation to work harder and get faster
  • I received an actual hammer for my trophy, AWESOME!
That's about it. Since it was raining so hard Ed came with but stayed in the car, no need for him to get drenched. I just appreciated him coming with and he was so proud of me getting first in my age group. This was a good race and I hope they do it again next year, where I will get yet another PR.

I told Ed on the way home (actually on our way to our fave bakery where we go every saturday morning and to get some hot mochas) that my next 5K goal is going to be getting down into the 22 minute range. My goal for today was to race anywhere in the 24 minute range, and I did. So I'm pleased.



23 comments:

Gov said...

Girl! I was there. I was watching! I was watching wondering if I'd see you running or Ed standing around. I was holding a giant green and white umbrella. How'd I miss you? Rats.

Indi said...

Congrats!!! Super job and in the rain. Yey!!!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Wow!! Great job!!

Oz Runner said...

awesome job on the PR in the rain...way to shatter your previous best...very speedy considering the conditions...i'm with you, i hope they do it again next year...they would have had more runners if the weather was better...

kara said...

WTG!

MrsCJ said...

That is awesome!! In the rain with bad stomach pain no less, 22 mins is definitely going to happen!

CJ

merci said...

CONGRATULATIONS . RACE DIRECTOR GERIKA MATTHEWS AND ALL THE HELPERS , YOU DID A GOOOOOOOD JOB .

RunningLaur said...

Congrats on the PR - stomach pains, rain and all! That's pretty amazing!

Marlene said...

Woohoo, congrats on reaching your goal, a PR and first place!! A hammer? Too cool!

aNd! said...

I always love it when the medals are multifunctional! Thanks for encouraging words....I am sooooo ready for my vacay. I will probably freeze some of my tomatos, it is weird because everyone I talk to here says my tomato plants should be long gone and let me just tell you how not diligent I am at watering them yet I went out there this morning thinking they would be dead and I have a whole other crop to harvest.

teacherwoman said...

Way to go chica! Wahoo! CONGRATULATIONS!

J said...

Great job on the 5k and new PR! I know the feeling of fading the last mile! Sometimes it is just tough that last 1.1 miles!! I am sure you can get down to the 22 minute range!

Ken said...

Does anyone have any pics of the Hammer it 5k. I run a local website here in Park City, KS and missed the race. I had to work!

My site is http://upnorthforum.com

I'd appreciate the chance to post some pictures on my forum.
You can send pics to
67219online@gmail.com

Thanks in advance and thanks for visiting our area :)

Ken

onelittletrigirl said...

Congrats on the PR and the win!! That's fabulous!

The Happy Runner said...

Congratulations on the PR AND 1st in your age group! That's terrific!

Ashley said...

NICE!!!! Sounds like your speedwork is paying off! You rock!! :)

chris mcpeake said...

Congrats. great race. YOu must be very pleased with your new PR and hammer

californiameaghan said...

YAY you are SO my hero!

X-Country2 said...

Holla for AG 1st! And you got an actual hammer?! Way better than most AG awards around here. :o)

Congrats on shattering that PR!

ShutUpandRun said...

congrats on a great PR! Sorry about your stomach, but sounds like you powered through anyway.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

SAWEEETTT!! Good work buddy!! First place and a hammer, nice! Hey I was in Seaside Oregon this weekend and you were haunting me, check out my Blog for the photo..

aron said...

congratssssssssss! first in your AG is so awesome!

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