Freeze the Buns

Well, it has been just over a week since the Freeze Your Buns Run in Detroit Lakes.  I was waiting for some pictures from the event before I posted on it but it looks like the pictures will have to wait for another time.I was going to run the race with Olivia and Kode but Olivia decided that she didn’t want to spend the night in the house and stayed the night with a pup friend of hers at the farm up the road.  She was a little too wore out to make the 5k so it ended up being just Kode and I.

We had a good time at the race.  Everyone took off so fast it was all I could do to reign Kode in to save some steam for the end (he isn’t as experienced a racer as I am).  Throughout the race race we kept picking off people one by one till we ended up in 3rd place with about 3/4 a mile to the end.  It was there we finished with a very respectable time.

I was actually surprised at how well we did do.  The week before I was pretty sick with some sort of cold so I was just coming off of that.  Also, that week I decided to start running full time in my Vibram Five Fingers and this was the first time I have ever ran fast in them so it was interesting.  My calves were REALLY sore that whole week and the race didn’t make anything better.

I think my legs are finally getting used to running in them though as my calves don’t get very sore at all now and I was able to run nearly 10 miles in them yesterday without much fuss from my legs.  I’m excited for the day that I can run in them long distances the same as I would have in regular shoes.  Last week I did learn that running in the VFF’s when it is 8 below zero actual temperature with a 10 mph wind while trudging through about 3″ of snow makes for some really chilly toes!

A couple weeks before the Freeze Your Buns Run I ran the Securian (Almost) Half Marathon.  I used to like that race but was upset that the course was a little over a mile short.  I was really hoping to see where I was fitness wise.  I was able to hold onto a pace that would have let me finish an actual half around 1:28 so I was happy with that.  Training hasn’t been the easiest lately but I should be able to get into plenty good shape in time for any big races.

Alicia and I are continually getting more excited for the baby to come.  The first week in May is going to be here before I know it.  It’s a good thing I’m not used to sleep as it is!  It will be nice for him to get here.  I really don’t like waiting for the unknown.  I would rather it happen so I can deal with it.

Well, that’s it for now.  Below are the two races from my Garmin.

One Response to “Freeze the Buns”

  • Randy says:

    Wow..lots of running, pretty cool, It is neat so see your garmin maps too!

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