Sock tans

BYUI Intramural Albertsonís 5k

Recent EntriesHomeJoin Fast Running Blog Community!PredictorHealthy RecipesSarah!'s RacesFind BlogsMileage BoardTop Ten Excuses for Missing a RunTop Ten Training MistakesDiscussion ForumRace Reports Send A Private MessageWeek ViewMonth View
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
201120122013201420152016201720182019
15% off for Fast Running Blog members at St. George Running Center!

Location:

Rexburg,ID,

Member Since:

Jun 21, 2011

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

800m- 2:23

1 Mile- 5:12

3200m-11:03

XC 3 mile-17:55

XC 5k- 19:00

XC 6k- 22:25

Local 5k- 18:42

Local 10k- 41:31

Local 15k- 1:03:55

Unofficial Half (first and only)- 1:45:46

60% (5 miles)- 32:32 (6:30 average)

80% (3 miles)- 18:52 (6:17 average)

16x400s- 82.0 average

20x400s- 82.6 average

SUU Road Race- 23:30 (3.9 miles/6:02 average)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Get up to 45-50 miles/week

Run a sub-19:30 5k again

Officially run a half marathon

Train for and race a half marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

18:45 or under 5k

14+ mile run

Run a marathon

Personal:

Current student at BYU-Idaho and former runner for Southern Utah University. Served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Independence, Missouri.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 11.00 Month: 69.33 Year: 1088.85
Adidas Distancestar Spikes Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Adidas Boston 7 Lifetime Miles: 430.33
Nike Pegasus 34 Lifetime Miles: 133.58
Race: BYUI Intramural Albertsonís 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:21:56, Place overall: 5
Total Distance
4.00

Wow what an adventure.. haha. So, I was up late last night and I was worried I'd sleep through my alarm so I set 3 different ones. I woke up to the first one and thought, wow I still have time to sleep I'll wait for the next one! Welp, I fell back asleep and slept right through the others. Then my coach called me like 20 minutes before the start and somehow I woke up to that even though my phone was on vibrate, I panicked and got ready as fast as I could then started driving. I'm still sort of figuring out the neighborhoods of Rexburg and the start was in one I'm not as familiar with, so I drove around trying to find the start (I was there on Wednesday so I thought how hard can it be to find it?) I ended up at a high school and tried calling my coach again for directions, I knew I was close but I'd taken the wrong road and I had like 10 minutes now before the race would start. She didn't answer, I decided to just park in the Albertsons parking lot and run the course until I got to the start, even though it was cutting it close. I got there with less than a minute to spare, though they started the race a couple minutes late so I was fine. But phew a .7 mile sprint in the freezing cold wasn't exactly what I had in mind for warmup haha :) 

Anyways, I was kind of in a funk and I haven't raced in soooo long so I wasn't sure what pace to go out at, I decided to stay more relaxed rather than go out too fast and die after the first mile. I don't think I went out quite fast enough tbh, I wasn't really in race mode. I started out in front right off the bat. First mile was 6:41, I thought meh I guess that's decent and then relaxed far too much. Going on the dirt was rough because of the uneven ground, but it was softer than pavement so that felt kind of nice on the legs. Once I got to the neighborhood stretch a girl behind me caught up and said "let's go" so I was like okay imma try to stay with you. That worked for like a half mile, then I fell off. Tbh I held back because I didn't really wanna hurt. Then two more girls (all three were on the same team) passed me, I gave like a half-hearted effort. By then I think I gave up and just wanted to finish. Then in the last quarter mile one more girl from a separate team passed me. I came across in 21:56, 7:03 average.

I was a bit embarrassed because of how slow my time was, but I wasn't surprised by it. I didn't really race, the last 2 miles I was basically just running it. I didn't really try that hard and I'm kind of mad at myself for it. I need to practice pumping myself up and getting excited about races, then giving it my all. And most importantly mental toughness/positive thinking. As I thought about it though, at least it wasn't the slowest race I've ever run. Haha. I can be happy with that ;) putting it in perspective though, I ran faster at practice on Wednesday... so I know I can do better if I actually go all in. Next time :)

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Comments
From Eva Splaine on Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 06:37:10 from 108.61.201.170

Good race Sarah! For a first race back it is a very good result.

And...maybe buy a fourth alarm clock for next time.. :)

Add Your Comment.
  • Keep it family-safe. No vulgar or profane language. To discourage anonymous comments of cowardly nature, your IP address will be logged and posted next to your comment.
  • Do not respond to another person's comment out of context. If he made the original comment on another page/blog entry, go to that entry and respond there.
  • If all you want to do is contact the blogger and your comment is not connected with this entry and has no relevance to others, send a private message instead.
Only registered users with public blogs are allowed to post comments. Log in with your username and password or create an account and set up a blog.
Debt Reduction Calculator


Featured Announcements
Google
Web fastrunningblog.com