On Sunday, I finished my first Medtronic Twin Cities 10 mile. 41 degrees and ultimately pretty darn perfect for a 10 mile run. Here is my finisher photo! I'm not going to lie, I felt like a marathon finisher with my super cool finisher blanket draped around my shoulders. But, I was actually trying to smile through the picture because it was soo COLD at the finish. :)
FINISH TIME : 1:27:38 8:36/mile average
Earlier that week, my post talked about taking a rest. I did not run Thursday - Saturday of this week. It was absolutely FANTASTIC. My body needed the rest desperately. I had come off of 6 months of 5-6 days per week of early morning (4:50AM) runs and it really was screaming at me.
Ultimately, I am very happy with my finisher time. It's the fastest I've ever run a 10 mile. My goal was to run 8:30/mile and finish in 1:25:00. I was disappointed, but when I took a moment to step back and "really" look at my accomplishment, I realized that 1:27:38 is a pretty amazing finish time. I'm happy with that. My VERY FIRST half marathon is coming up in 2 weeks..... Here's to hoping for a sub 2:00:00 finish time!!!!
Below is my reward for finishing my race! I know that it is extremely glutonous ( my husband did help me eat it! )