Friday, April 4, 2014

spring chicken 10k.

I hadn't run a 10k since August of 2011!  In that recap I mentioned that I ran a 1:05:53, but I also complained because the course measured 5.96 miles.  I wasn't sure what to expect during this 10k, but I was hoping for a PR!  I am in better shape now than I was then, so I was hoping to best 1:05:53.

I ran with a friend from work the entire time, and that ended up being a lifesaver!  There were plenty of times that I wanted to stop and walk, but since she didn't stop and walk, I didn't let myself stop either.

It was a humid day, and I was sweating before I ever started.  Lucky for me, my friend had an extra Gu on her that she let me take at mile 3.  As the miles ticked by, I was shocked I never had to stop and walk!  Going into the race I planned to run 8 minutes then walk 1, but I never once had to stop.  That was my longest run (with no walking) up to that point.  I have since broken that record, but we'll save that story for another day… :)

Other than the fact that I was hot and humid, I felt really strong the entire time.

The course measured 6.3 miles on my watch, and I finished in 1:04:17.  I was super proud of that!  Not only did I finish faster than I did in 2011, but the course measured longer, so I was even faster than I expected!  Woohoo!

This race offered free downloadable pictures, and you know I had to have them all!


Teresa said...

Congrats!!! I love a 10k. Perfect distance to really push yourself. I have found that it helps running with friends too. It really challenges me to push myself!

kimert said...

COngrats on your PR!! Love the pics and your tank is super cute!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Congrats on your race! You ran amazing! Awesome that they provide photos too! You guys look like rockstars!! Carri~A Running bee

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

WOOHOO! Congrats on a PR! and yay for lots of great pictures that are free!

Susan Tirch said...

GREAT job and great pics!!

Abby said...

Congrats on the improvement. These races with free pics need to come here to CHS. They are great looking pics.

From Ice Cream to Marathon said...

Congrats!! That's so awesome. You're looking good girl!

Kimberly Westrich said...

I have that same tank! I got it at Kohls ;)

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