This year I participated in the Jelly Bean virtual races sponsored by Run with Jess. Jess offered 4 different race distances for participants including 5K, 10K, and half marathon for runners and a 21K for cyclists. Below are my results:
March 31st Bentonville Half Marathon (it was a day early but I wanted to include it anyway.) My time was 2:36:55.
April 2nd 5K - 32:21
I used my regular Monday track workout for my 5K distance. I just included the first 3.1 miles as the race distance so this included nearly 1.6 miles of warmup and 1.5 miles of speed work. The workout for the night was 2 x mile at 5K pace and 2 x 800 at faster than 5K pace. There was rest between each repeat. I decided to shorten the miles to 1200m repeats and it worked out perfect to get me to my 5K after the 1200's. It was a good workout so soon after the half marathon.
|Jody and I after the track workout.|
April 5th 21K Bike - 56:36
|Bentonville bike ride - I'm in white...I missed the green memo for the night!|
Thursday was the kickoff of the Bentonville Girls Ride. We had a group of 9 head out for a social ride around the hills of Bentonville. It was my first ride outside since October and I was worried about making it up some of the bigger hills on our route. Luckily my legs remembered to keep pedaling and I made it up them. My time and pace was a little slower than I would have liked but that is one of the growing pains of riding on a no drop ride with a new group.
Afterwards we headed to the Pressroom for dinner. The bike rack in front was full of bikes and it looked like a bike gang had invaded! Of course, we felt somewhat silly in our bike shoes but had a great dinner and enjoyed meeting new people.
Thanks again to Jess for hosting such a fun event!