Matt and I ran our second 5K race in as many weekends this morning. The race had a great name – the “Oy Vey 5K” – and, just like last weekend’s race, it took place in Wallingford, PA. I had two goals going into this race: #1 – run faster than last week’s 26:51 time and #2 – finish in under 26 minutes. And guess what?? I did both!! My official race time was 25:16 which is a huge PR for me – even better than my best time from high school. On top of that I was the first female finisher of the race!
The Oy Vey 5K was hosted by Congregation Ohev Shalom. We parked at the Synagogue, walked a short distance into nearby neighborhoods to the start line, and raced on a nice flat out-and-back course. The race finished back at the synagogue where they had food, water, and raffle prizes for everyone. All in all a great morning!
Matt was the 7th finisher overall with a time of 24:21 (faster than his time of 24:52 from last week). I was 8th overall and only about a minute behind Matt the whole race which meant that I could see him most of the time. Matt didn’t know how close I was until we go to the halfway/turn around point and then he realized that I was right there behind him and he cheered me on. Woohoo!
I think there were a few things that helped me run faster today. First, my time last week was much better then I expected so that gave me the confidence to set my sights on an even faster goal this week. I went out aggressively in pursuit of my sub-26 goal (7:47 1st mile) so that put me on track for a good time even when I got tired towards the end. Secondly, the course was really flat which was very nice after last weeks’ (seemingly) mountainous terrain. 🙂
I did have one technological glitch during the race. My running playlist started off as usual with Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance but then, to my horror, I realized that my phone was set to repeat that same song over and over and over again… oh no! I contemplated trying to fiddle with my iPhone while running (or maybe trying to talk to Siri and get her to fix it??!) but I eventually gave up and just listened to a LOT of Bad Romance. I think I need to remove that song from my playlist for next week – I’m sick of it!
Here’s RunKeeper’s summary of today’s race. As usual, the finish time and distance are a little off. I guess I’d rather have my phone telling me that I still have another .2 to go and then actually be done rather than the other way around though, right?
I almost forgot to mention… with 1.3 miles left to go in the race I hit 500 miles!!!! I’ve been running since July 18th and I’ve had a blast. Here’s to the next 500 miles!
Miles since last post: 28.7
Days since last post: 8
Average Daily Miles since July 18th: 4.91
TOTAL MILES: 501.3
• Fueled Up & Fired Up 5K (10/19/13)
• Limping my Way to 400 Miles (10/3/13)
• Run-A-Muck 5K (9/22/13)
• 300 miles and a 5K in my future (9/9/13)
• 200 miles! (8/26/13)
• 100 Miles in 21 Days! (8/7/13)
• 100 Mile iPad Mini Challenge: 49 Miles to Go! (7/29/13)
• The Challenge Begins: 100 Mile iPad Mini Challenge (7/23/13)