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I'll make you laugh, or break my neck trying. This is usually accomplished with daily bouts of swimming, biking and running. A former "chub-a-holic," I got fit and healthy the good old fashioned way and went from a mid-pack athlete to top age group runner and triathlete. I'm a Writer and USAT Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach. I guess that makes me part Tina Fey and part Jillian Michaels. Visit my coaching site at www.fomotraining.com

Sunday, May 20, 2007

End of An Era

Today marked my last official race as "Carrie Sapp." It was a good one.

1st Place Age Group Women 30-34 (there were 39 total)

5th Overall Female (there were 233 total)

Overall Time: 1:33:59

A new Half-Marathon PR for me.

Here were my Garmin Readings. It measured the distance almost .4 mile long--weird, so it makes my race look even better!

Distance: 13.46 miles (almost 4/10 of a mile longer than a Half-marathon!! odd)
Time: 1:33:59
Overall Pace: 6:59 per Mile

These were my manual splits that I took at each mile marker. I did not have the Garmin taking automatic splits.
Mile 1 7:17
Mile 2 7:11
Mie 3 7:13
Mile 4 7:11
Mile 5 7:09
Mile 6 7:14
Mile 7 7:08
Mile 8 7:08
Mile 9 7:05
Mile 10 7:07
Mile 11 7:03
Mile 12 7:11
Mile 13.1 7:55

I owe it to my training partner Thon who laid out our strategy and made me stick with it even when I was getting very impatient those first few miles. He was right. It was hard to watch 9-10 women take the lead, but it felt good getting to "chick" most of them through the race.

I also want to congratule my husband-to-be Shawn for setting a MAJOR PR...I'm talking 11 minutes!!! He came in right around 1:47--Awesome.

More thoughts to come. Must eat and have a mimosa.

It's officially WEDDING WEEK!!!


Frank said...

Nice race Carrie! Best of luck to you and Shawn on your wedding. I wish you the best!



Anonymous said...

Congrats on the race!

Mike said...

I'm really proud of you and Shawn!!! AWESOME!!!!

LoneStarCrank said...

Way to go out with a BANG!

Congrats on the race and on what "next"! It's only just beginning.