Sunday, December 14, 2008
5 Race Results: Jingle Bell Jog 8K
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......