Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Vegas & Turkey

October 2013
A very belated (and abbreviated) month recap.

Run Stats:
- 19 days
- 57.80 miles
- 9:09 average pace
- 0 races
- Longest run: 7.5 miles
- Cut 44 seconds off my two-mile time from September (now 13:52)

CrossFit Notables:
- CF Total: 400 lbs (sum of back squat, strict press, deadlift - 3 attempts per lift)
- Clean & Jerk 1RM: 120#
- Grace: 5:49 (30 clean & jerks for time, 95#)

Can't say I remember any other worthy details from October, but I have been doing some fun running things so far in November!

Earlier in the month I flew out to Vegas to run my second Ragnar. This time with a new group of strangers including Chris, Jill and Lisa. I had a blast with my teammates ("My Little Ponies") and many other teams seemed to want our van tags (magnets) with our sweet logo - a fierce pony with a Ragnar tramp stamp (designed by Alissa). In true form I did not exactly train as well as I should have, my longest training run was 7.5 miles knowing that I was going to have 17+ miles total. Overall I ran well, averaging an 8:17 pace and passing a bunch of people along the way (chicked lots of dudes in my final 7+ mile leg). It was a great weekend and the views were gorgeous all weekend long!

Handoff before my 3rd leg (the first two were in the dark).

My view of Lake Mead for 7+ miles

The Ponies

I ran another 5k (turkey trot) this past weekend. I last ran this race in 2006 and this year it was at a new location although I'd run the course before. I was the first female finisher (11th overall), cut another 1:34 off my 5k time from September, and brought home a turkey.

Floating in to the finish.

My 10 pound prize!

After much hemming and hawing (and FB messaging Jason & MaUrlene), I put on my big girl pants and signed up for a half marathon. Who'd have thought I'd be so nervous! I survived 17 Ragnar miles, hopefully my fitness will only continue to improve between now and the race (in January). Ginny is coming up for it and I think Katie is thinking about coming down the mountain for it. Should be fun times!

Sidenote: Follow me on Instagram (@chasingkenyans) for mini-updates and to see more pics from Vegas and such!
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16 comments :

  1. great jog speedy! good luck at your half!

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  2. uh, that should say "job" not "jog" lol

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  3. YAY! Does this mean more blogging from you? I loved your Pony outfits on IG. That floating photo is sweet! Happy US TG

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  4. Great running, well done! That is an awesome pic with feet off the ground!

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  5. Look at you, speedy! Well done!

    I've always wanted to do a Ragnar, but have never had the chance. I'm jealous!

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  6. Great job on winning the 5K and winning the turkey, what a cool prize... especially with Thanksgiving, that's one less thing to buy. I'm not sure what ours gives out as prizes (the Charleston one... probably money), but a turkey is a great thing for a smaller Turkey Trot to give. I love the pic of you running it too.

    Your 2 mile is super speedy... congrats on it and on all your CrossFit accomplishments. Which half are you running?

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  7. Nice job all around! Good solid strength stuff!
    I'm totally getting the "itch" for another 1/2 mary.....just can't get myself to tell the hubs yet! I sure would love to see Lambeau Field again!

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  8. Well done! And look at you....you're airborne!

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  9. Nice job on the 5K and the turkey! And what a great pic! I don't think I've ever had a race pic where my feet were off the ground, or where I didn't look like I was basically walking...maybe some day! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  10. Speedy! And a turkey - that's the best prize ever! Congratulations!

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  11. Wow... I've always dreamed of winning a turkey! ;-)

    Ragnar was so much fun. I'm so glad I got to meet you in person for that!

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  12. I've won a turkey but randomly and not this year. Way to go on the speed and winning the race!

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  13. Sounds like your relay and running is/was going well! Congrats on the 1st place in the 5K! And sounds like your half marathon will go well!

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  14. Geez! What amazing accomplishments! It's great to see you bounce back so well from injury. 120lb clean and jerk?! Maybe in my wildest dreams... Keep it up!

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  15. Congrats on winning your race and bringing home the Turkey!! Nice :)

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