Freedom 10 Mile

A short report of my final race of the season. The day was perfect for November weather, sunny and upper 50s. I think this race was a good preparation for the later start of Boston, since it not only started at noon, but on the day we changed the clocks back so thanks to Ophelia I had been awake since 5am. It was a small race and the thanks to the laid back race director I was able to get through the bathroom line before the start. The race was chipped timed, but all based on a clock start so I wanted to be near the front.

I headed out with a couple other women, but quickly realized I wasn't going to be keeping up with them. I ran a quick but comfortable pace and then the hills came, one after another and I was passed by another woman around mile 4 pushing me back to 4th. I tried to catch her and kept her in sight but never quite got there. I knew this was a hilly course, but wow it was much tougher racing on it then running a 20 mile training run. I started with high hopes of a PR, but knew that wasn't happening. I finished 1:11:44 (7:14 pace) 2nd AG and 4th woman. The 1st AG and woman finished in 1:02 and then headed out for a second lap, no way I was catching her.

I think I am coming to love the 10 mile and half marathon distance. I can push myself and race well for this and am realizing I can even place. I can't wait for next race season!
I am noticing that all my race pics are turning into "what Ophelia did while mommy ran."


  1. I grew to love the half-marathon distance this summer, too! :)

    You are fast!!! I hope I'm fast like that within a year of having a baby!

    Thanks for your good to hear that your SPD went away pp! I've read too many stories about it not going away for months!

  2. Are you running the Boston Marathon in 2011???

  3. Sarah- Yes, I'm running Boston 2011. So excited, I can't wait!!


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