Thursday, October 9, 2014

Medtronic 10 MILE and MUCH needed rest

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! )

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on your 10 miler! With that pace you've got a sub 2 hour half in the bag!