Race Schedule and Results

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Itching...

I'm itching right now.  No, not like unhygienic itching or anything.

I'm itching for a new PR. 

It's funny because I never really get caught up in my times or my places of races.  I mean, I'd be lying if I said that I didn't I think about it, but I'm never like over the top, world's going to end if I don't get better kind of athlete.  And beating others - if I do, great.  If I don't, great.  If it's a guy that I'm passing, BRING IT ON BABY.  Wait... did I just type that?

Anyway, I had a great season last year - PR'ed in a half marathon by 2 minutes, a full marathon by 12 minutes, an Olympic tri by nearly 4 minutes and in a half IM by 14 minutes.  I even won a race.  Overall.  Police escort and all.  But I never was dying to PR.

For some reason, I can't stop thinking about it now.  After the half marathon a few weeks ago, where things didn't quite go great, I was still only a minute and a half off my PR.  I walked in that race.  I totally had that 1:30 in me.   I feel like my fitness is good and getting better.  I feel like I could be fast.  I feel like I have a sub 1:49:21 half in me. 

I signed up for a local half marathon on May 7th.  We'll see if the itching stops after that! :)

26 comments:

Ironman By Thirty said...

You're sure it isn't fleas?? haha! Kidding!

You are going to rock this half marathon and get that PR you need. Maybe you can call MattyO to pace you for the first half - he is awesome at that! :)

Good luck!

Kristin @ Lazy Marathoner said...

I love a good PR. Best of luck!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Like how you saved this one for Trash Talk Tuesday!!! Colleen's gonna kick some butt (-:

tri like mary said...

You've got that PR in you. Go get it!

Matthew Smith said...

Go, Colleen, Go! I love the fire you've got for that PR. It's only a minute and a half. You can do it!

By the way, last year's accomplishments rocked. Way to go!

Jim ... 50after40 said...

I think I speak for a lot of guys out there when I say, if I see you "chicking" me in a race ... I WILL TRIP YOU!!! Just kidding - you're new PR is right around the corner! Good luck!

DRog said...

youre so close! love the signup
GL!

Lori said...

ZOMGYAY! You+me=kicking some Cap City butt :D

Caroline said...

Here's to speedy legs on May 7th and a PR!!!!

Megan said...

I know that itching feeling, but realized it wouldn't go away unless I started working on getting faster instead of just going one pace all the time. I'm already feeling faster! Yahoo! I know you have it in you for May 7th - go get it girl!

Susan Kelley said...

Chick them like never before, and you'll have the biggest smile of the whole race!

Good luck with the PR quest - I'm still in recovery mode, so I understand your itch. I'm just dying to get back in the game, so it will be fun to eavesdrop on your PRs this season while I get back up to speed.

Best of luck,

Susan
roadtotriathlon.blogspot.com

Lauren Michelle said...

(Stares at you while crickets chirp.) I could only ever dream of running like that. I read this Sarah Dessen book once where the main character was a runner and she was really good. So fast, actually, that she made the lead male character embarrassed when he found out her times. I was like, I wanna run like that. I want to embarrass some good looking guy who only thinks he's good until he sees me run. But, no. I'm horrible. I want to be a good runner, but I have a bad history there. One day, though, I will learn how to control my breathing. What really gets me when I try to run is that sharp, cold feeling in my chest. It feels like I've been stabbed in the heart with a knife. That feeling alone is enough to deter me from wanting to run. But, I try not to let it bother me. Key word, there, being "try." But good luck to you in your race coming up next month!

Kovas said...

They make medicine for that. I think th epolice escort is a good idea.

Meredith said...

We're both signed up for Cap City. The race is on!

Christi said...

Go get it girl!

Shannon (IronTexasMommy) said...

The theme to Rocky just entered my head right now while reading this post. Fuel up that fire, it's good for the soul! :)

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Now I wish I was doing Cap City over the OU tri

misszippy said...

Go get it!

Steel Springs said...

Awesome! You'll get that PR!

Emz said...

go
freaking
get
that
PR!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anne-Marie said...

I totally know that feeling!

Does the May 7 marathon have pace groups? If so - I'd highly recommend it... I largely credit my half marathon PR in March to the pace group!

Also, way jealous of your police escort win! :)

Molly said...

nothing wrong with itching, now on the 7th you can scratch it!

Chris said...

Chasing a PR makes the pain all the more bearable! Go get it!

Matty O said...

Yeah sooooooo here is my motivational boost for you to achieve that PR... if you fall behind your pace you have to imagine that I am at that pace and will TALK YOUR EAR OFF the whole race. MOTIVATED NOW??? haha.

You got it, trust me, go out smart and you will crush it!

Caratunk Girl said...

Love the police escort!!

Go get it - that PR is 100% yours! Run like you have someone from Texas chasing you. ;)

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

nothing like a good dose of half mary to cure that itch! go get it!

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