Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sweetheart Run 5K Race Report

*Also my FFFK for Nancy

Husband and I have done this run several times. We entered as a team. Somehow doing a Sweetheart Run as a team just seems a bit more romantic to me.

Anyway, the weather was nice this morning. It was about 30deg, sunny, no wind.

The course is mostly flat. Not pancake flat, but there are no actual hills. The elevation changes involve a bridge to go up and over and and underpass to get onto the trail.

I haven't run since last Thursday due to my stupid hamstring injury and wasn't sure how this would go for me. The plan was just to run easy, have fun, and if anything hurt in a bad way or got worse, to ease up and/or walk it in. No pressure. I didn't even bring my Garmin.

I'm happy to say that running was relatively pain-free!

It actually hurts more to sit than it did to run. I'm thinking the injury occurred to the ligament that attaches the hamstring to the bone and not the hamstring itself. When I sit, the weight of my body is right on the sore spot.

I think I saw 30:10 on the clock when I crossed the finish mat. Not bad at all given the circumstances. I will update sidebar later when official results are up.

I'm planing on taking it easy for the next few days and may rejoin the running group on Tuesday. Although, Husband & I may go for a bike ride on Monday since we both have the day off work. That probably depends on the weather.

Have a great weekend everyone! Hug someone that you love. :-)

{EDIT to add: Official results are posted. My finish time is listed as 30:08, a 9:39 min/mi pace. That's basically my 5K pace, so the hammy really didn't seem to affect my running. This put me at 7 of 35 women in my age group. Also, our team placing was 19 of 47 teams. Yay us!}

33 comments:

  1. Excellent!!!

    You done good girlie!!!! I am proud of you!!!!

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  2. Nice work, Lisa! Way to go!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  3. How fun!! Your time was great! Woohoo!

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  4. So glad you were almost pain free.
    That sounds like a nice 5k.

    Mr. C and I ran this morning also for Nancy. It was our first virtual race.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  5. Hi Lisa! What a sweet way to start Valentines day - smooch smooch! ;-)

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  6. YAY for no pain + good time! I bet the tshirt is cute from this race :)

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  7. What a nice thing to do: run the sweetheart run as a sweetheart team. Well done!

    I had the same injury two years ago. Didn't stop me from riding but sitting was a pain. Right hamstring, right in the butt. Massages helped with mine.

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  8. Great run! Glad things aren't hurting too much!

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  9. Glad your run went well. I guess you'll just have to avoid sitting and keep running for now - huh? :)

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  10. Yea! Thanks for joining the FFFK. I love the idea of running with a sweetheart on Valentine's Day. So romantic!

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  11. Happy Vday, and great job on the sweetheart run! Glad the hammy is feeling better, rest well, and keep running if that's less painful than sitting! LOL

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  12. So glad to hear your hamstring didn't give you problems :)

    Great job on the 5K!!

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  13. Congratulations on thw sweetheart race. Sounds like a great way to spend Valentine's Day!

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  14. Great job you 2! I think it is super romantic to be running with your BF/hubby/partner. If I could only find another runner! LOL

    What happened to the hamstring??? I hope it's not too painful. What are we going to do with us, the eternals injured runners!!

    Great flat stomach BTW!

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  15. Awesome run that was "pain free." We need to definitely figure out what the heck is going on with those hammys.

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  16. awesome race! glad the hammy is feeling better while running!

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  17. Great FFFK!! And very romantic running as a team with hubby ... sweet.. :o)

    Sorry I missed your birthday shout out... so HAPPY BELATED birthday from a fellow Aquarian! :o)

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  18. Nice show!! Man even injured you are so much faster than me! LOL!

    Congrats on a great race and a fun run with your Valentine!

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  19. That is so lovely that you and Husband race together :) Good luck with that pesky hammy - it sounds as though it's not as bad as you thought, good news!

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  20. Awwwwhhh what a great way to spend V-Day!! A most excellent job Lisa :-)

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  21. awesome job!!! glad the hamstring didnt give you any problems!

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  22. How fun! And great job on your time. Time to sit on the ice block. I'm sure if you take it easy for a couple more days and do some icing and gentle stretching, things will get back to normal quickly.

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  23. glad the running was pain free!! I know you are probably done with people's theories, but I was having pain just like you when i sat and doing stretches like crossing legs for IT band are what actually helped mine go away. anyhow certainly glad you are starting to get better!

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  24. Great job on your 5K!! I'm glad your hammy behaved!

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  25. Congratulations on the run! I agree, it is romantic for you and your hubby to do the run as a team. I hope the rest of your Valentine's Day was just as great as the start of it!

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  26. Great running and thanks so much for all your sentiments and support.

    XOXO

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  27. Nice work! (And YAY for painfree running.)

    I think it's too cute that you ran as a couple. Romantic ideed.

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  28. Woohoo!!!

    Glad you were able to run the race with your hubby. Sounds like the thing to avoid is sitting!

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  29. Way to go! Glad you weren't having anymore hammy pain.

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  30. Nice job on the 5k. Glad the leg is cooperating.

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