Monday, December 31, 2012

Does it count as a PR* if no one saw you do it?

aka, Operation Jack Satellite Run recap:

Inspired by Krissy's half marathon PR* on Saturday, I decided to give a half PR a shot during my 16 miles on Sunday. You know. Just for fun?

Easy 1.9 warm up, 2:09:09 13.1, easy 1 cool down.

Yeah. That's right. 2:09:09. That's. 2:21 pr over my last half (which was PCRF in May).

10:21, 10:10, 10:10, 10:01, 9:59, 9:50, 10:03, 9:48, 9:47, 9:48, 9:38, 9:36, 8:45, 8:45.

Heeeeeey, negative splits.

I don't have any half marathons on my radar (besides runDisney events, which totally don't count), so this was an interesting exercise. It certainly didn't feel as hard as I would have expected - just like normal tempo run tough, not like 5k-I-will-puke-momentarily tough.

I also had pretty tired legs - 8 kinda hilly miles the day before had me feeling a bit fatigued. Weird, since the 10/20 last weekend was so great. Eh. I also had a blister from the 8 miles (which is new, and I'm not entirely sure how it happened, because it's never happened before?) that I forgot to take care of. Kind of annoying, until it popped a few miles in and then it was just... Icky.


This is what a virtual run PR* looks like, I guess.


  1. Wow! That is so great and it totally counts!

  2. Love your outfit. I have those shoes, want the socks and may need that skirt.

    I would totally count the PR, great job with negative splits and on tired legs.

  3. WHAT UP with the miles that start with an 8!!!

    It totally counts.

    Your toe is gross.


  4. Heck yes it counts!!!! That is awesome. You should be super proud!

    And ewwww with the blister. You are crazy tough that you kept running when it wasn't even a "real" race. Bonus points!!

    And extra hugs to you and Gabby. You have both been in my thoughts lately and I can only imagine how hard it was when she was diagnosed and hospitalized. A tough "anniversary" I am sure, but it is so heartwarming to see how happy, beautiful and HEALTHY she looks. :)

  5. ouch on the blister! But worth it for the PR.

  6. Yay virtual PR and ouch on the toe! Happy New Year!

  7. That totally counts! Plus, you successively brought your miles down. Negative splits!

  8. eeww. that pic. i’ve decided you must find a non-disney 1/2 to actually RACE. pretty sure you will kill based on these stats.

  9. Of course that counts as a PR! If you blog it, it happened, end of story!


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