Thursday, June 26, 2008

Personal Best

I'm sure you're all excited to know that I completed a 3 mile run in under 29 minutes. 28.33.16 to be exact. This is a personal best for me. I've been running on and off for several years now and after doing a little research, I've found some of my times for races I've done (please note, this is not a complete list cause I know I did the Elvis is Alive race back in 2005 and I know my sister and did a New Year's Day race that I can't seem to find the results for.)
  • Bucktown 5k - 9/21/03 - 34:30 - Pace 11:06
  • Wacky 5k - 3/7/04 - 35:10- Pace 11:19
  • Shamrock Shuffle 8k - 4/3/05 - 56:34 - Pace 11:22
  • Chinatown 5k - 7/16/05 - 31:18 - Pace 10:04
  • Trick-or-Treat Trot 5k - 10/30/05 - 44:49 - Pace 14:25
  • Wacky 5k - 3/4/07 - 34:12 - Pace 11:00
  • Walter Payton 5k - 9/15/07 - 30:27.51 - Pace 9:48
  • Trick-or-Treat Trot 10k - 10/28/07 - 1:04:26 - Pace 10:22
  • Turkey Trot 8k - 11/23/07 - 53:19 - Pace 10:43
  • She's Got Sole 8k - 6/22/05 - 49:19.5 - Pace 9:55
As you'll notice, for the most part I bounce between 10 and 11 minute miles (that Trick-or-Treat Trot in 2005 doesn't count because I was running with a girl from Girls on the Run and she was holding me back). You might also notice that for the She's Got Sole 8k I broke my 10 minute mile time and actually ran at a 9:55 pace. Very exciting for me. So when I got on the treadmill on Tuesday to do my three miles, I stepped it up a bit and finished with a 9:31 pace. I doubt I'll be qualifying for the Olympics, or hell, even placing in my age group that has women finishing 5k in 20 minutes. I might be able to take a couple of minutes off my time, but not 10. Regardless, it makes me happy to be in the sub 10 group. Those people are a bunch of wimps! Not really, it just makes me feel better to be able to beat someone, even if it is the women in the 65 to 70 age group.


Jen said...

Congrats and good for you. You inspired me to look up old race results and I can't believe that the results from that 5k we ran together back in 2003 are still online:
You'd think we'd have been much faster since we were 5 years younger back then!

Melanie Higgins said...

I know, I found that race too. You and Deb are FAST! I am still slow but getting faster.

We'll have to run another race together soon.

Matt said...

In May, I finished the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon with a total time of 4 hours 40 minutes, which is a qualifying time for the Boston Marathon...

...if you're 74 years old, which I am not.

Congratulations on your running.

Melanie Higgins said...

Matt -

I look forward to the days when I am one of three our four in my age group running. I then have hopes of placing!

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