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{July 8, 2010}   An Explosive Run

lol- Ok so that title could sound bad but I mean it in the best way! I got a PR in the Hilton Head Firecracker 5k race on July 4th! It was amazing- I did so many fun  things that day, the beach, parasailing and even surfing, but nothing compared to the excitement and feeling of accomplishment of beating all previous race times!!

I got to race it with my best friend christie who happened to be going on vacay with 2 other couples to the same place. She hooked us up with matching 4th of July attire. So cute!  So we were ready. I had prepped by the day before running on the treadmill- I decided to go all out and did 3 miles in 25:13! Was super excited about that time as that was the fastest I’d done so far.. I wasn’t expecting that much from the race though as it was a new course, and hot out (8am start) so I was aiming for 27min.. my previous 5k race time (not in a 1/2 marathon) was 31min.. so I knew either way I’d do better but just by how much was questionable. So off we go.. they didn’t have shoe chips so we tried to get close to the start so our time we be as close to the race clock as possible(I don’t know how they time those things without chips)

So my goal was to hang with Christie, she is overall always a good bit faster than me. So our first mile she tells me that her garmin says we did about a 7:55mile… I am like oh my!! I was feeling good though so I didn’t (mentally)slow down.. I think our 2nd mile was around 8:20 (I am going off my memory right now- I didn’t have her write it down). With about .80 to go Christie started pulling away by about 10 feet… she called back to me when it was .50 to go and I kept pushing harder to not let her get too far ahead of me.. Closer to the end when I could see the finished I booked it in! I was amazed when I saw the clock!

87 th  STEPHANIE  CROSBY       F     24     HUNTSVILLE      AL     25:48

I only finished 7 seconds behind christie!!! I was so excited.. that is like the best 4th july ever!  I shall post more pics when I get home.

So now on to more tri training… I swam yesterday and today.. 600yrds in 11min and the 1000yrds in 20:30… So gotta get some biking in, only about a month to train for that one and I want to beat last year’s time of 1:09:xx.

 (Fun on the beach surfing ) 🙂




Cynthia says:

Great job on your PR.

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