Friday, February 8, 2008

9 on the 8th???


Ok so I attempted Nancy's Virtual Race today on the 8th (you know me..I get all crazy and do things early). Well my ipod had a brain fart half way through and I lost the first half of the race. GOOOOOOOOOD TIming Ipod!!! How the heck am I supposed to prove I ran a VIRTUAL race without my data????? Don't tempt me...because you know if you doubt me I will do it again tomorrow with my ipod to prove it! haha Grrrrr...but here is the second half of my race!


RACE REPORT!!!
Well it was a lovely day for a race. Mid 70's, sunny, cool breeze. Picking up the packets was easy. The Tshirt was a little hard to put on since it was 2-D...but I made it work. I made it to the starting line just in time and thought "these are my kind of races....start at 3 pm!!"

The gun shot and off I went. Beautiful scenery along the gorgeous marshes of Savannah, Georgia. It seemed like shortly after I began running the crowd support and runners dwindled away. The only thing I could think to myself was "I must be winning this race!!" After mile 4...the ipod had a brain fart, froze, and lost everything. I panicked....ate my GU...looked around. I couldn't see anyone creeping up on me, so I knew I had time to restart the ipod. When I was finishing up mile 7, a low tree came out of nowhere and hit me in the head. I thought I ducked enough...but decided from now on I'm going to wear my new bike helmet to these virtual races. They are dangerous!! I felt great during the race and kept thinking about the person who posted on my blog about not getting bored while running..but actually enjoying it. And that is exactly what I did. I was getting rid of all the horribleness of this week (it was downright UGLY)...and feeling great about myself. Something about finishing this race without even being out of breath was the best feeling ever. Chip time was 1 hr 15 minutes. Still waiting for the cool medal..maybe Nancy will give those out to us too!!

Also I got injured yesterday...in what I like to call "Fencing". No I don't mean the cool martial art...I'm talking about tripping over a chain fence. Like the one pictured here. My friend Nikki and I decided to go to the gas station between classes and get a double sugar free redbull. I can't even lie and say I was running, or trying to hurdle it or anything...I simply didn't lift my leg high enough and slammed into the chain with my shin and almost did a flip over the thing. OUCH!!! Needless to say....its swollen and bruised now!



I'm so glad to be done with this race (aka long run) for a few reasons. I proved that my legs still work after last weeks half marathon. It was the first time they felt GOOD running again. ALso this leaves all weekend for me to bond with my new best friend...aka "Benson" or "Flame". I wanted this to be out of the way so I could ride bikes all weekend!! YESSSSSS!!! SO pumped!

Good luck to all of you on your virtual race...too bad I already won :) haha (in my version)

16 comments:

My Life & Running said...

Congrats on your win! ;)

RunnerGirl said...

I'm hoping to compete in the race this weekend at some point. I've got the nike ipod thing but still haven't gotten around to dowloading my runs and all that jazz. I need to get on that so I can post my stats, yours look so cool!

jkrunning said...

ah, mine is tomorrow and I'm excited!

Meg said...

Congratulations! Sounds like you blew the competition away!

tri-dogmom said...

Here is the link to the 3 day a week training. I did the long runs to a 'T' - for the tempo days I just kept my HR in high zone 2, but still aerobic. For the cross training I did more than on here because I was traing for a bike tour.... I think the running is great tho - not too much, not too litle

http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-238-244--8257-1-1X2X3X4X5X6-7,00.html

Bob Gentile said...

lol nice win :-) and watch those chains!!

I did that once it sucked. I fell hard and landed on my hands AND just missed a broken piece
of glass-whew

CONGRATS & Have a fun bike weekend!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

HOLY cow. I forgot to tell you if you can run it in under 1:20, you're not invited. HEe hee, I'm JUST KIDDING!! No wonder you didn't see anyone, Speedy Girl. Nice job and thank you SO much for participating. There might be a (sort of) medal or title or something that you can end up using. With that time you may be Queen of Hearts.

X0X0

Marcy said...

Sweet job!! ;D ;D You're freekin F-A-S-T. Dang! Tell Nanc to send a medal my way too or at least a dog bone or something :P

Shilingi-Moja said...

Great run and good description. Mid-70's is too warm for me -- I prefer low-50's -- but the Savannah marshes might make up for it. Your post elicited a couple of ouches from me as you described tripping over the chain and getting hit by the tree. Sounds like something I would do.

D10 said...

Nice run! What and eventful race and way to pull out a first pakce finish. Hope you are having fun riding the weekend.

Amanda said...

Your race course was much nicer than mine..I think I'm going to need to speak to the director...we had a 30 degree temp and left over ice. I may have to change locations for the next Nancy sponsored event. Congrats on finishing!!

IronGambit said...

Don't worry I totally believe you in the virtual race!
I will be there in ATL the same time you are... you should look me up :)

Benson said...

Woo Hoo! nice race!
I saw the vertual coverage on vertual ESPN and you vertually blew the vertual competition away! Vertually Awesome!

Good job and the weather sounded perfect.
Ouch on the chain trip swollen shin. You should have had that red bull BEFORE you attempted the leap. I hear red bull gives you wings.

Nicole said...

Nice job on the race! Hope you heal quickly from your injury.

Who is SLB+? said...

Nice job on the run...maybe hurdling is just not for you?

triguyjt said...

heres my virtual congratulations on your virtual win.
missed it????

of course you virtually did

way to go