Team 5K in 50 States

Team 5K in 50 States: Hannah and Auntie Jennie

Running Buddies: Auntie Shauna, Owen (brother), Dad (Justin), and Uncle Greg.

Cheerleaders: Mom (Nicole), Grandma, Grandpa, Ava (AKA Suzy-Q, cousin), Baby Kaelyn (cousin), Grammy Farr, and Grandpa Tom.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Winter Training and Skiing

Hannah and I are continuing to run at the Harry J Ice Rink for our winter training.  In addition to our running, we are cross-country skiing on Mondays and Wednesdays with Junior Nordic Skiing.  We have been having a blast.  Skiing was cancelled this whole last week because it has been too cold.  We are very thankful to have the ice rink to run at. :)

Last week Hannah asked me if she could run with her ipod at the ice rink, so Tuesday was her first time running with the ipod.  When I looked at my watch after we finished our run, I was shocked.  We had finished our 3 mile run in 28:30!!  Our fastest 3 mile run yet.  Between running with the big kids, and running with the ipod, Hannah dropped a whole minute off her time!  Saturday was another test of the ipod theory.  Hannah ran that 3 mile run in 28:28!  We ran the first mile in 9 minutes, the second in 10 minutes, and the third in 9 minutes.  We were bummed when we went to the rink to run today and the ipod hadn't charged properly.  I'm not quite sure what our time was because my watch stopped during the run and I had to restart it.  We're looking forward to our next run to see how fast we can go!

Jingle Bell 5K

This weekend called for a winter blizzard, so we were thankful that there was only 4 inches of snow when we woke up Saturday morning!  However, I was a little concerned about the condition of the Coastal Trail.  We arrived at the Snow Goose and got to visit with several people we ran with in the Bonny Sosa races. 

Hannah taking a Pre-Race Nap
We were off at 11am and boy was the trail snowy!  There was about 2 inches of snow of snow on the trail and several parts had snow over our ankles.  Hannah and I were only 4 minutes into the race and I knew we were in for a tough run.  Hannah only fell one time when we were running through the deep part.  One lady behind us said that for every inch of snow, you can add a mile to your run.  I think she just might have been right!  Hannah and I agreed that this run was harder than any Kincaid race we have done thus far.  We finished in 38:14 AND Hannah ran the whole time!
Coming into the finish!  Hannah's hiding in the facemask (It was cold)

Here come Auntie Shauna and Owen

The whole race crew
Alaska is out of races until April, so our next race will be our race in Florida.  We will have to stay motivated for the next 3 months until then.  We'll be doing lots of running at the ice rink!
Team 5K in 50 States