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Hi, I'm Whitney! I am a middle of the pack runner who discovered the fun of triathlons in 2009. Join me in my adventures in life and training. I run with the Rush Running team and enjoy the fun that comes with such a supportive group of friends who understand what running means to me. I'm newly discovering road biking and the fun that it entails.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tall Mom's Virtual 5K

Today was Tall Mom's 3 High Fives Virtual 5K.  I signed up for the race a week or so ago to help Mel raise money for Susan G. Komen.  With the Gold Rush 5K on Friday night, I didn't plan to really race the 5K...my goal was to just get in some tempo work.  I started out at the trailhead and followed the trail out for right about 3 miles. It was nearly 80 out and sunny and it takes me a while to acclimate to the warm weather.  Plus I was really noticing my calves felt tight from my bike ride last night. 

I turned around at 3 miles on my Garmin and pressed start on my Timex (yep, I rocked two watches tonight!) I did pretty good for the first mile...but then I let the little voices in my head talk me into some walking time and from then on I really struggled to stay on my pace.  I didn't have trouble getting back into a quick pace...I just had trouble maintaining the confidence that I could keep up with the pace.  I had to go the extra 1/10 mile past the lot I parked in to end up with an actual 5K.  In the end, I had a 32:49 time for my 1st virtual 5K.  I will definitely give myself a rest day tomorrow so that my legs feel a little bit more fresh for my 5K on Friday night. Tonight I ended up with 6.25 miles which was great. 

Tall Mom asked us to design our own race bibs...so here is my creative genius!
That's right, in honor of Cinco de Mayo I decided to have bib number 5 made out of 5 jars of Mayo! Don't worry I'm fully aware of the cheesiness of my bib!


  1. Cute idea although mayo makes me gag!

  2. Very creative bib,love it :) great job on your run and good luck on your 5k tomorrow night.

  3. Ha ha...your bib is hilarious! :) Good job on the virtual 5k! I hope your real 5k went well today!

  4. I don't think my first comment went through. But if it did, sorry for the repost! :)
    Your race bib is hilarious! :) Good job on your virtual 5k! I hope your real 5k went well tonight! :)

  5. You are a CRACK UP!! Thank you for participating