Friday, December 10, 2010

Squeezing one more race into 2010 - in Texas!

I will be going to Austin for a week for Christmas, to stay with my brother and be with family. So the SIL writes about activities for the week, and included is a 5K the day after Christmas! So I can't say no to that, so I am adding one more race into the schedule, 14th race this year. If any of you Texans want to see a Bangle pump in person, just head over to the Zilker Holiday Tree 5K in Austin on 12/26. It is at 4:30PM and goes through a park that is covered in lights I guess, so it should be festive and fun. Not sure why they can't just call it a Christmas Tree instead of a Holiday Tree, but I guess the PC police are in charge.

So yesterday was speedwork Thursday. I haven't done any speedwork since before my injury in July, so it was time to get back on the horse. Decided on my favorite workout of 3 x 1 miles with a goal of under 7 minute pace. My course is flat and straight, along the beach bikepath. Lots of fun in the dark to be burning past other walkers and runners and bikers at full speed. Felt strong and knocked out a 6:52, 6:58 and 6:51, with the feeling that I can push toward sub 6:50 next time.
Company "Holiday" party tonight. Life is good!

1 comment:

  1. Right on, just remember to not get too "spirited" at the party tonight. I am fortunate that the company I work for doesn't do parties. I don't feel obligated to go to them if they don't have them.

    Good luck in Austin. I need to get some speed work in, I need to catch up to you.