When I first joined Team Lipstick in 2010, I never, ever, ever thought the day would come that I would not only enjoy running (enjoy might be a little strong but go with it) but that I would also see results in my own performance. I assure you, you've never met a slower, run-hating, complaining miserable member of a triathlon team in all of your life. But finally something clicked last year and continues to click this year - the only way to get better is to work harder. This year I've been working hard on endurance and speed - both are getting better and I look forward to continue to crush my PRs with each race.
This morning at practice we did 1 mile repeats - we do these once a month. Each month I am completely nervous that there is just no way I can improve. Yet each month I shock myself and get faster - I keep wondering at what point is that the pinnacle of speed for me? Thankfully I haven't gotten there yet. I'm now on a mission to continue to crush my times and going further.
Here are some run results from the past 4 years of my races:
Diamond Girl Triathlon (4 mile run) - August 2010
Dottie's House Triathlon (5K run) - October 2010
Bassman Triathlon (5k run) - May 2011
Opt-In 5K April 2012
Cupid's Chase 5K March 2013
Arboretum 5K - September 2013
Here are the results from the 1 Mile repeats - one from last month, the other from this morning. It's amazing what you can do when you set your mind to it. Now if I could set my mind to folding the mass amounts of laundry piled up in this house, I'd be perfect!