Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Party and 12k Hansen Ranch Run

My work Christmas party was on Saturday night. Unfortunately hubby caught the nasty flu on Friday night so he was in no condition to party. It was still a good time but I was good because I knew I had a long run the next morning to get up for. My co-workers tried their hardest to convince me to enjoy a few more bevvies and skip the run the next day but I didn't listen!

I made it to bed around 12am and it was a small miracle that I dragged myself out of bed at 7:45am. I was grumpy but I knew once I was out the door I would be fine. Hubby was feeling better so he decided to run as well.

The scheduled route is one I remember well from the last half marathon training session- 12k Hansen Ranch. It is uphill for the first 4.25k, then down hill for 1.75k. At the bottom you run 2 loops of a cul-de-sac and then turn back around (up 1.75k and down for 4.25k). It's a brutal route!!
I ran the first half with Angela and Kristin. It was great to have their company. At the bottom I took a little detour to the gas station for a bathroom break which made me fall behind the rest of the group. Unfortunately I had to do the 2nd half by myself until I caught up to them in the last 2k. I didn't take my last 3 walk breaks as most of the route at that point was downhill and I was trying to make up time. This meant that I didn't eat enough fuel so I was fading towards the end of the run.

My legs and glutes were so sore by the end. I think it was a combo of the run, previous day's spin and yoga on Friday. I went home and stretched and rolled to loosen them up.

Total Distance- 11.59km (a little short since I took a detour)

Total Time- 1:23:23
Average Pace- 7:11min/km

The good news is that I was a little bit faster than the last time I did this run and the sidewalk conditions were worse so I see improvement!

HBBC Update
12/12 12k run= 7.5 points
Fruits/Veggies= 1 point
12/13 Fruits/Veggies= 1 point
Total Points this week= 14.5 points

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