Photo Finish Friday

They had my number.

Tomorrow is the River Bank Run here in Missoula, and I registered for the 10K. Unfortunately, other more important things have come up and I’ll miss the race. Given the terrible weather, I don’t really mind.

I’ve trained hard to get where I could pull the thing off, so last night at the gym I decided to run the distance anyway (93 laps on the indoor track), even though it wasn’t the actual race. I’m happy to say I was able to do it, despite several factors; I’d played a rock show the night before so I was functioning on about 4 hours of sleep, and I’d already done a hard 12.5 miles on the bike earlier in the morning. But when I started running, I got into a nice, comfortable pace and I’m certain my last mile was the fastest. I figure I’ve shaved about 2 minutes off my mile time from when I first started. I’m pretty happy about that.

Oh, musical motivation for the run via the iPod were the albums Show No Mercy and South of Heaven by Slayer.


Photo Finish Friday is the brainchild of writer/blogger/world traveler Leah J. Utas.

6 thoughts on “Photo Finish Friday”

  1. >Way to go on the 10k. That's like the monk version, with no recognition. I'm going to attempt a 5k in the am though the last time I ran even one mile was a couple of weeks ago…I may have to walk. And you did 10k AFTER a 12k bike. Showing off a little?? kidding, only kidding. good job!!!

  2. >Good for you, April. When I did the 5K last year I went into it pretty unprepared, and I obviously survived. You'll be glad you did it.

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