Thursday, November 11, 2010

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."

3 comments:

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

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

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

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