Friday I volunteered to run the treadmill at the Nova Physiotherapy booth. I packed my kitbag first thing in the morning, got to work and realized I had forgotten my sneakers....DUH! Luckily I called on the Sole Sisters race director to save me....and save me she did!
|I was a chatter for sure...waving to everyone I saw!|
|Thanks to Brooks for the new capris and Pure Cadence sneakers!|
And that brings us to today....race day!
|LOL...early morning shot!|
The course is a hilly course....the 2.5-3k point is climbing the bridge, then down the other side...then at 4.25-5k - up another hill....then back up the bridge at 7k....luckily there are down hills to make up for it. My splits look like this: 1k - 5:48; 2k - 5:49; 3k - 5:36; 4k - 5:24; 5k - 5:55; 6k - 5:33; 7k - 5:20; 8k - 5:36; 9k - 5:14; 10k - 4:48.....for a total time of 55:02 for my 10k!!! After my PB in Liverpool 2 weeks ago, I was pretty sure I couldn't go faster....guess I was wrong! The strange thing is that I wasn't really hurting at any point during the race...I shortened my stride up the hills and tackled them...keeping my pace consistent. I am excited to try a flat 10k course to see what happens when there aren't ten thousand hills involved!
|Gotta love asking strangers to take your picture...thankfully everyone|
understands the need for finishing photos.
Next up? Spartan Race! Eeeeek....time to add more pushups, TRX, and burpees to the training!!!
I hope everyone had a great weekend and found some time for running and relaxing!!!