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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Green 6.2: Triply Amazing!

Three amazing things about Saturday's Conn's Green 6.2 5K race:
  1. I set a new P.R. for the 5K distance.
  2. We ran to/from the race venue.
  3. I fell in love with my new skirt.
1.  I shaved 6 seconds off my old 5K P.R.!  The truly amazing thing about it is that it was really hot and humid Saturday morning - high 70's and sunny, with very high humidity.  However, there was some wind to cool us off (is it possible that it was always a head wind?). But, it was a flat course, so that obviously worked to my advantage.  Plus, the race went through my parent's neighborhood, so it was on streets that I know!

2.  Since the race was through my parents neighborhood, and we knew that there would be limited parking near the start/finish line, we decided to run up there before the race and back afterward.  Since I needed to get 5 miles in on Saturday, we measured it out, and, by adding in the distance to/from the house to the race venue to the 3.1 miles from the 5K, it was exactly 5 miles - perfect!  And it worked out great, because it also meant we both had ample opportunity to warm-up/cool-down (maybe that 1.16 mi warm-up helped with the P.R.!)

3.  I've been dipping my toes into the pool of running in skirts.  I bought an "athletic style" Running Skirt brand skirt, have run in that several times, and like it.  I had a small problem with the shorts underneath rolling up a tiny bit, but figured, hey, it happens.  And
there was a little drooping in the back waistband, but I chalked that up to my body type (big hips, smaller waist).  At the Dallas R'n'R expo, Luke's Locker had a Skirt Sports brand "Happy Girl Skirt" on sale.  I tried it on, and bought it, but hadn't really had a chance to run in it.  I decided to wear it for the race on Saturday morning because it was going to be so warm that I felt like even my capris would be too hot.  I LOVED this skirt.  Not liked, LOVED.  It was so comfortable, and I didn't have any of the (albeit small) issues I had with my RS skirt.  I will definitely be buying more of these!  I'm not giving up on RS, but...I might be a SS girl for now.

Saturday's stats:
  • 1.16 mi run; 0:14:14 min; 12:16 min/mi avg pace;
  • 5K (3.11 mi) race; 0:37:39 min; 12:07 min/mi avg pace;
  • 0.76 mi run; 0:09:31 min; 12:31 min/mi avg pace


  1. So glad you found a skirt that works for you! :0) Awesome job on the run and YAY for new PR's!!!

  2. Congrats on the PR! I've never run in a skirt, but glad to hear another brand that might work if I ever decide to give it a try :)!