Sunday, December 02, 2007

Flabbergasted

Maybe it was because the Ironman World Championships were on TV last night.

Maybe it was because I got to play Whirlyball with my friends yesterday afternoon. (Which is amazing, by the way)

Maybe it was because I got to see all my running friends again this morning.

Maybe it's because two days ago I finally got my butt on the trainer for 40 whole minutes and lived to tell the tale.

Maybe it was because I was wearing my sweet new Brooks Hoodie aka "Comeback Shirt."

For whatever reason, my first "long" run blew me away. I can't believe it's only been 2 weeks or so since I started running again...things just seem to be clicking. I'm increasing 10% per week and supplementing with core work and yoga. Whereas two weeks ago I was only able to go about 12 minutes/mile, today...

...I ran 5 miles at an average pace of 9:56, with my last mile being 9:36. But the great thing is I didn't even know it until I was done. I just went by feel and hit my splits without checking until it was over.

Me. So. Happy.

:)

16 comments:

RunBubbaRun said...

Great job on the run way to go..

Watching IM worlds champs on TV is always very motivational.

Curly Su said...

yeah! that's awesome...can't wait til we meet back up for a run again sometime...a marathon somewhere...

Wes said...

Congrats on the long run! and the come back :-) Rock it, girl!!

E-Speed said...

You and Paula Radcliffe are showing that world that post pregnancy can lead to great running! So glad you are getting back up to speed quicker than anticipated!

Cliff Tam said...

I am already flabbergasted with going on the trainer for 40 min :).

I would rather brave the snow on my bike. :)

Charlie said...

That hoody is having a speedie comeback. Good thing it has you to support it.

TJ said...

sounds like you are on your way.
congrats on the comeback and quick progress.

greyhound said...

You are doing great.

DaisyDuc said...

Woohoo, she coming back fast!!! Can't wait to start training with you again!!!

BreeWee said...

Way to go Sara! Being a mom, wife, & athlete... it's a load and you are doing AWESOME! Keep on keepin' on and I am really impressed with you getting back on the bike 8wks post baby! It took me nearly 12 and I was scared to death!

Go mama go!

Tri-ing (to do it all) said...

You've got such a great attitude--and that's why it's going so well! Having a baby turns your life upside down in a lot of ways, but you are taking it totally in stride. It's really amazing and inspiring.

Rice said...

got to love the long runs..

Cheers.

Rice.

Lance Notstrong said...

Being "in the groove" while running is like nothing else :-)

Lana said...

YAY!! I was expecting a post like this any day now! I knew it would come together - you rock!

Steve Stenzel said...

YAY!!!!!!

triguyjt said...

congrats on tackling the training so soon after the baby. you are making tremendous strides..wow
best to you and your growing family