Monday, April 16, 2007

QUICK UPDATE!!

I think we're all pretty busy with life right now. Like Jelly and Laurel, I haven't had much time to blog lately! But it's not because I am not running! I raced a half-marathon on Sunday, Run for Retina, in London. And I had a blast there, I ran at LSD pace (ok a bit faster) but I was able to maintain a conversation with Jill for 11 miles!! She is a great racing partner from Running mania. We spoke back and forth in French and English, it was great! At mile 11, she started having some knee problems so I went on my own. Finished strong at 2:24:01. I cannot believe the difference between this half-marathon and my first one (2:23). I felt like this has become so easy for me =) and finish with the same time!

Running with someone who has exactly the same pace as you is so much fun! I didn't feel like she was holding me back and it was the same for her. Too bad she lives in Winnipeg!

Here is one picture before the start of the race, Jill on the left, me and Trixee.

Anyway, sorry for the short race report but I'm overwhelmed with schoolwork as I have a presentation on Thursday and I'm not done analysing my data! I gotta get back at it now!

Here's last week in review:
Tuesday 5 miles @ 11:09 min/mile
Wednesday 8 miles @ 11:42 min/mile (in pouring rain with 45 km/h wind!!)
Friday 5 miles @ 11:00 min/mile
Sunday 13.1 miles @ 10:45 min/mile at the Run for Retina Half-marathon

Have a great running week everyone!!! =)

3 comments:

Fran said...

Congratulations. Soon that'll be you're marathon pace!

Laurel said...

Awesome! I love having a fun running partner. Sounds like a great race.
Good luck on your presentation.

Sonia said...

I'm really hoping I can pull a 10:39 min/mile marathon pace but I'd be very happy with 10:45 and improving my previous time!!! =)

Presentation went really well, thanks for the good wishes! =)