Sunday, August 19, 2012

Dirty Girl Mud Run (5K)

Dirty Girl Mud Run (5K) - August 18, 2012

time - approximately 35 minutes (it wasn't officially timed)

the obstacle course wasn't difficult nor was the run. it was cold (55 degrees) when we arrived but warmed up to near 65 or so by the time we started running. it was fun. i won't do it again tho'... there weren't nearly enough obstacles between the running and a lot of the running/obstacles were in a field and it was roped off like a line at disney or something. back and forth back and forth back and forth. not too fun... boring actually. all in all it was a good experience with good friends and i'm glad i did it.


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Prowl The Peak Run (5K)

Prowl The Peak Run (5K) - August 1, 2012
time = 27:47
5th in my age group (30-39)
placed 68th overall (out of 196)
21st among the women

this was such a challenging run. first of all, it was at night. started at 9:25pm. there was a delayed start because there were lighting difficulties on one of the hills where they had to use car headlights to light the course. second, it was held in lapham peak park which is in the kettle moraine forest near my house. it was held on the ski trails. notably i am NOT a trail runner so this was so so hard! there were a few hills that i had to walk a few steps to catch my breath. all in all i'm a bit disappointed by my time, the fact that kids and the elderly were passing me, and the fact that i actually had to stop running from time to time... but i completed it and i guess that's a good thing. i'm going to do it again next year and see if i'm any better.

UPDATE 9/5/13:  i failed to follow through with the 2013 race.  i've been having serious GI issues and tapered off my runs until i could figure out what was going on with my body.  therefore this race was a DNF considering i never even went to get my bib.  turns out that my issues are gluten related and i'm sensitive to that.  after modifying my eating habits i'm happy to report that my body is getting better and i'm able to run without excessive bathroom breaks.  yay me!