Sunday, December 14, 2008

5 Race Results: Jingle Bell Jog 8K


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Just a quick post about today's race results because I've got to do other stuff right now. Will elaborate later in an actual race report.

My goal today was to break a 10 minute pace, which I accomplished (just barely!). Ran the 8K in 49:35 (or a 9:59 pace) in this morning's Jingle Bell Jog 8K. Finished 14/25 in my age group (or 49.7th percentile) & 68/139 (48.9th percentile) for all of the female finishers.

(If you'd like to see the full race results, you can view them here.)

It felt pretty good to finish out the last race of the year with a new PR!

Looks like the speedwork I did last week & the week before (from the FIRST marathon training program) is starting to pay off!

Speaking of which, I hope to see even greater dividends in the upcoming months, as the level of difficulty in my speedwork is going to increase significantly starting on January 10th! Reason being: I just signed up for a speedwork clinic coordinated by our local running club. Several people have mentioned that it's an excellent program & so I'm really looking forward to participating in it! I expect that I'll probably have to modify my current (i.e., FIRST marathon) program somewhat to incorporate the speed clinic workouts, but if anything, the two programs will hopefully complement each other nicely; and, as the speed clinic includes 3 weekly group workouts (including 1 weekly track workout), the speedwork we do in this program will very likely be more than enough of a challenging substitute for the FIRST program's speedwork! 8-)

Race report to follow. Stay tuned......

5 comments:

Andrew is getting fit said...

PRs are never to be sneezed at. Well done!

kchealy said...

Congratulations on a great race! And I think signing up for that speedwork clinic was a great idea - it's so much more enjoyable to do speedwork with a group. It's really going to help keep you motivated.

cyberpenguin said...

Thanks, Andrew! Now it's onto the next milestone, regularly doing 9-9:30 minute/miles! 8-)

How are you doing? And how's your running coming along?

Will have to stop by your blog & say hello!

cymrusteve said...

Hey Corey,

Sub-50 must feel pretty sweet! Well done! And sub 10 minute per mile pace even sweeter...

Your future plans look great and 2009 will be a great year for you I'm sure.

Impressive stuff and of course the race experience will do you so much good!

Keep it up,

--Steve

cyberpenguin said...

Thanks, Kristen, Steve, & Andrew for your supportive & encouraging words! All of you are ample sources of inspiration, not just for your accomplishments but for who you are! :-) Thanks so much for your friendship. I'm glad we are all friends.

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