The Year of the MAJ is done. This is The Year of the PR.

It was an unlikely day for a race. 

It was an even unlikelier day for a PR.

Earlier this week, I was attacked by one of my dizzy spells from days of yore.  I missed a day of work - the first I've missed since June, I'm pleased to mention.  I slept a lot.  I missed some training. {Side Note: now that I'm missing my non-functioning thyroid, I almost never get ill.  (Sharp contrast to the aforementioned days of yore.)}

Friday, I didn't eat enough before my 3:40 workout and bonked big time.  Then I came home and weighed the least I've weighed in about 2 years.

Yesterday, I worked 6 hours, went straight to a wedding, and didn't come home until 10:30pm.  And, yes, I had a few cocktails at the wedding - something I NEVER like to do the night before a race. 

But this morning, I woke up, put on my Alabama jersey (Roll Tide; damn Spurrier), registered for the U Can Finish 5-miler, got there in plenty of time, got $10 back for not having the t-shirt in my size, and finished the 5-miler in under 55 minutes.

That's a sub-11-minute-per-mile pace.  I haven't run that pace in a gajillion years.  (Actually, 3.)

My dream of runnning a sub-10-minute-per-mile pace looks quite real.

In the meantime, I think I'm doing the Mardi Gras Marathon in February . . . as a DetermiNation participant for the American Cancer Society.  Can I raise more than $1300?  I hope. 

I just glanced at my race results for the past few years, too.  Today's race is my second-fastest ever.

Rock on.

And we're only getting started.

Hold onto your hats, folks . . . there are three more months left in The Year of the PR!

U Can Finish 5 Miler Presented by Florida Hospital 10/10/2010 54:31 55:35 10:54.1
Miracle Miles 15k 09/25/2010 1:58:33 2:00:52 12:43.1
OUC Half Marathon 12/05/2009 3:11:41 3:13:26 14:37.9
Florida Hospital Celebration Health Founders Day 10k 11/15/2009 1:21:26 1:22:42 13:06.3
Celebration of Running 5k 08/15/2009 40:08 41:33 12:54.9
OUC Half Marathon 12/06/2008 2:58:55 3:00:48 13:48.1
Celebration Health Founders Day 10k 11/09/2008 1:13:50 1:14:39 11:52.9
Celebration of Running 3.0 08/19/2007 31:17 32:29 10:25.6
OUC Half Marathon 12/02/2006 2:45:04 2:45:53 12:39.7
U Can Finish 5 Miler presented by Florida Hospital 10/22/2006 59:00 59:35 11:47.9
Disneys Race for the Taste 10K 10/08/2006 1:17:14 1:20:06 12:25.7
Autumn Rock n Run 5k Presented by Florida Hospital 09/30/2006 34:53 35:28 11:13.4
Celebration of Running 5k Presented by Florida Hospital 08/20/2006 39:42 40:46 12:46.7

3 tidbits of wizdom:

Wes said...

way to MAJ! You totally got that sub-10 minute pace. Congratulations!!!

Duane said...

Way to go! Nice year and glad you are rocking!

Alili said...

Awesomeness! I fully support the year of the PR. :)