Race Schedule and Results

Monday, July 28, 2008

I PRed!!!

I'm so excited. One of my goals for 2008 was to run a sub 2:00 half marathon. In March we did a half and according to the race clock, I came in t 2:00:20-something. According to our Garmin, it was 1:59:00-ish. I couldn't really count that as a sub 2:00 because in the books it shows me being over 2:00. So this weekend we signed up fora race called Dash for Donations (it's a charity run benefiting Life Line of Ohio organ and tissue donation). It was sort of a last minute sign up since we decided to do it on Thursday and the race was Saturday.

I get to the race feeling good and take off at a good pace. Tom has the Garmin and says that I need to maintain 9:09's to beat my 2:00 time goal. At mile 3, we were averaging 8:53's. He told me that I'd not be able to maintain that if I wasn't careful and that maybe at mile 6 we should pull it in a bit. But I felt so good... so I didn't and I'm glad that I didn't.

We both finished in 1:55:29 (1:56:38 clock time), a pace of 8:49/mile! I'm so excited. I PRed by 4 minutes and Tom PRed by about a 2 minutes. I felt so comfortable through the whole thing and know that the training is paying off!

Here are my splits:
Mile 1: 8:57
Mile 2: 8:39
Mile 3: 8:53
Mile 4: 8:44
Mile 5: 9:03
Mile 6: 8:56
Mile 7: 8:37
Mile 8: 8:52
Mile 9: 8:46
Mile 10: 8:54
Mile 11: 8:47
Mile 12: 8:55
Mile 13: 8:36
Last 0.1: 0:49

So of course we head off to Amish country to a breakfast buffet (well Tom ate that, I indulged in an egg sandwich and a giant cinnamon roll). You gotta reward yourself for a job well done right? And then in true Ironman training fashion, I biked 70 miles yesterday.

By the way - check out the countdown clock to Florida - it's in the 90 day range. Uh oh!


Allison said...

Congratulations!!! That's awesome!

Steve Stenzel said...

SWEET PR!!! Well done - both of you!!!

Judi said...


Hey thanks for the comment on my blog - and NO I haven't been to Buck Creek. Should we meet up and ride the course in a couple weeks? Let me know, I can meet you up there on a Sunday.


teacherwoman said...

Congrast on your PR! You are rockin'!

Brittany M. said...

Recently found your blog--very nice, and Congrats on the awesome PR! I'll be volunteering at IMFL this year to sign up for '09...so I'll be out there cheering y'all on!

Borsch said...

Awesome job! I have (had0 that same goal for this summer! But somehow this summer turned into the summer of endurance and not speed for me.

Anyway...way to keep up the great work!

Angela's Kitchen said...



I plan on meeting that same goal this year!

Jumper 2.0 said...


Did it again.

the Angela's kitchen response was actually me, Jumper, not Angela, Jumpee! ;-)

Kathleen said...

Way to PR!

Brittany M. said...

Thanks for the furniture comment--it was long time coming! As for IMFL--I asked for Women's Tent at T-1 and Finish line for the last part of the evening (I'm thinking 13-17 hour timeframe). Need to learn as much as I can that day for next year! Best of wishes in training!

IronTriTim said...

Way to go bouncing back from missing the 2hr in your last race. Did you remind Tom that you were able to maintain the pace and improve it? :-)

Megan said...

OMG, WAY TO GO Colleen!!! That is so awesome!! I almost signed up for that one and then decided not to. Now I wish I had! Breaking 2 hours is my goal too.

You go girl!!

Judi said...

Woooohoooo, what a great RR. Good job.