Saturday, September 20, 2008

Salem Lake 30K Recap

Amy and I rocked!!

I was a wonderful day for a run, sunny and cool. I don't think it got over 68 even by the time we were finished. Even though this was technically a training run we still had a goal of finishing in under 3 hours and 30 minutes. Well...........we did! We finished in 2:25 which is wonderful. My Garmin had our pace at 11:05 min/mile. If I can keep this pace for the marathon then I'll finish in under 5 hours!!! So we'll see what happens.....

As far as the actual race went, we found two very nice women to run with for about the first 3/4 of the race. We decided to slow it down a little bit towards then end so they pulled ahead. Hopefully they will both run the Cannonball half marathon in October, if so then perhaps we can run that together.

I think we may have run the first half of the race a bit too fast but it worked out in the end. I was nervous that my leg was going to be a problem because it had been hurting for the past few days. Luckily I took the time to ice and rest it so it didn't present any problems during the run. The only problem was that my shoes were pretty much new and of course I got a blister. It is huge and I'm debating if I should pop it our not.

Well I'm super tired so I'm going to lay on the couch and enjoy my pint of B&J's Ice cream!

4 comments:

Katherine said...

Girl... I hope you polished off that whole pint! I had a pint today, and a couple beers, and some healthy food too! :o)

I had so much fun today! Hope to see you at Cannonball!!!

runrgrl2007 said...

You deserve B& J! I had several beers and a ton of house work.. How did I get so lucky? Great job today and I had the best time...I have told you this 100 times but great run and thanks for being MY running buddy! I think I still have runners high this morning.

Dena said...

Great job Tamara. You and Amy still looked like you were having fun at the end.

Kay said...

I am sooooo proud of you guys..You made this "water girl" proud.