Sunday, October 28, 2012

Race Report- Gator Run

A new half marathon PR of 2:01:25 and an age group award.  I am surprised and thrilled.  The Brazos Bend Gator Run was a great run, many thanks to Matt Ney and Powerhouse Pilates for putting on such a great event.  They had great race swag and yummy food, as well as hot coffee and hot cocoa as it was in the 40's and cold this morning.  I definately had a negative split at this race.  I started the race at a 9:45 pace and saw an 8:45 pace towards the end with an overall average pace of 9:16 min/mile which is much faster than all of my training runs.  January 27th they have an ultra- a 50K that I may have to go for.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Cold Front, why yes thank you

The first real cold front is blowing in today, and this one will hang around more than 24 hours.  Just in time for all the great races this weekend!  The Monster Dash 5K at MacLean park is 10/27 at 8 am.  I have 2 medals from prior years and won the costume contest last year.  League City has a 5K event on 10/27 as well.  I will be running the Gator half marathon on 10/28.  Looking forward to a low of 48 and a high of 60.  Between these three races, I have 350 flyers for our Jingle Bell Run going out in race packets so hope we have some additional participants sign up this weekend. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Brazos Bend Gator Run

My next big race is coming up, the Gator Run at Brazos Bend State Park.  This race is a half marathon trail run and will be my first time to participate in it.  I'm looking forward to this race for the soft trails, the pretty scenery and of course the race medal.  Trails are a little more technical than road running which will be a nice change.  So far my longest run of late has been a 15 miler so I feel like I am ready for the distance.  And hopefully the cooler temperatures of the fall will have kicked in by then.  I cooler it is the faster I run!  Hope everyone is having a great time training for this race season.  Race date is on October 28, 2012, come out and run with me.

Monday, October 8, 2012


So this is day 15 of my food log using the Lose it app on my Iphone.  I don't think I'm overweight or have a distorted self image that makes me believe I'm fat while wearing a size 4.  I just want to be aware of my nutrition and have a lean racing weight for the upcoming marathon season.  My BMI is currently 20.66 This number is awesome when compared to my BMI in May 2009 of over 33.  So relatively speaking I am very happy with my current health and fitness.  Female Elite athletes typically run at a BMI between 18-19.  Will I ever be an elite athlete?  Well heck no, not in this lifetime.  But it couldn't hurt to try to lower my BMI while training for the marathon season and see if it helps me hit a new PR, personal record.  Mostly I compete against myself, to try and improve myself.  It's fun, challenging, and has lots of positive rewards.  So the Lose it App is very helpful and tracks your nutrition as well as goals.  I review it all, calories, protien, carbs, and fat.  I really enjoy putting in the exercise and watching a 10 mile run subtract 1000 calories from a day.  I'd definately recommend this app.

Monday, October 1, 2012


Fall is in the air, and these cooler temps are perfect racing weather.  Make a 5K your fitness goal.  Already an avid runner?  Get your new PR at this fun race supporting the Salvation Army!