Thursday, March 18, 2010

St Patty's Day Run Tacoma

Last Saturday, the 13th, was the Tacoma St Patty's Day Run.  It was a nice course along the waterfront in Tacoma.  Perfect weather, a few clouds with the sun peeping through.  Brianna, Jenn & I met there & we were able to find Diane & Shad before the race.  D & S had great costumes, I just had my green fleece & shamrock glasses, maybe will get into it more next year :)
Diane, Me & Brianna at St Patty's Dash

I didn't go as fast as I would have liked, but did shave 1:20 off my time from last month at the Valentine's Day Dash.  This one I finished in 38:24.  Will aim for 36:00 next 5K, which will be May I think.  Next month we are doing the Mud & Chocolate Run April 18th at the Redmond Watershed, it's a 4.5 mile race.  May 23rd is the Great Kilted Run 5k...THAT will be a fun one! Kilts are highly encouraged! I need to come up with something!!

Jenn & Brianna did great too!! Jenn shaved a few seconds off her last month's time, but she was just getting over bronchitis for this race.  And this was Brianna's first 5K actually running it, so she set a time that she can work from for future runs :)

Training is going well.  Starting to do hill intervals this week which help increase leg strength & endurance.  Just did a couple last night & will work up a couple more each week.  I am also walking the big giant hill outside work 3-4 days a week at lunch & walking hills 1-2 nights a week with Toni & Pam.  And hiking & biking when I can - Jenn, Brianna & I are going to ride 20 miles on the Foothills Trail this Friday & Tony & I have been hitting Mt Peak almost every Sunday.  So I "should" be ready for those hills between Tukwila & Seattle on the Rock 'n' Roll course!!


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