Monday, March 16, 2009

HUGE PR in Germantown

2 Meggan Franks 1:23:34 STARKVILLE MS

42:12 for the 1st half (6:26.4 pace)/41:22 for the 2nd half (6:18.9 pace)

Huge huge PR this almost two minutes! I ran this race OVER two minutes faster than I did the year before (my previous pr was from knoxville last year). I am soo excited and so pleased, especially given the fact that I thought I was going to have to drop out a 5 miles because my hip was so tight I could hardly move. I just stayed patient and tried not to freak out. In between mile 5 and 6 the course entered the park where I knew from running this race in the past that I could get a little bit more motion in my hip...we also switched direction which helped.

At half way, I was running 1:24 pace, so I knew when I hit the carpet (marking the middle of the race) I had alot of work to do. It was about that time I heard 3rd place breathing behind me....and I decided it was time to make things hard. Then, almost immediatly, a young gentleman shot by me, so I thought I split second about latching on....and I just went with it. The first few miles I felt like I was going to passout, but I trusted my fitness and took some deep breaths every now and then to sound like I was not working as hard as I was. He was running 6:10-6:19 pace, which was what I wanted to run....and was suppose to be running. I tried to give my self, just one more mile, and 9,10,11 went by and I just kept digging and spitting all over myself. It wasnt before I got to mile 12 that I thought I was going to passout ...just one more mile became "just one more minute".
I ran a huge negative split, but the 4 miles in the beginning that my hip cramped up costed me a minute. Therefore I know I can run 1:22, I just need to fix this stupid hip.
Its nice to know I've got a good race in me still.
Two weeks of training, and I will be heading to KNoxville. This year, I am not expecting to PR, Knoxville is a very hard course and Im just going to enjoy it and survive.

Sunday: AM:2mile w/u, 13m.1mile race (1:23) 3mile c/d for an 18mile day
Week Total: 74.5 miles for the week.

(To much for me, and I tried to keep it low.)


Loren said...

You are incredible! It was so great to witness that PR! Great job again!

SBVOR said...


Antonio Molina said...

GREAT work!!!


good pay too!!!