You were right about being able to fly down the last part of the 8K course. I was able to make up some time:). I had a good race. Came in around 54:19. I'm slowly getting closer to a 10 min/mile race pace. My running partners had good races as well. Mr. Stone hung with us for the 1st mile, then he took off like a bat. Think he had way too much coffee that morning:). He came in around 47 minutes. The other running buddy, BR, hung with me until Mile 4. He was nursing a bum knee so my pace worked for him pretty well. He came in about 30 seconds ahead of me so I wasn't too far behind:). Maybe next year, you and I can run the 1/2 marathon. The boys said that a 10K distance is their limit:). I had to ice my legs after the race. The quads were really sore. Trying to get them ready for the Turkey Trot:). Hope you all survived the storm and didn't get too much damage. Let us know if you all need anything. Take care and I'm thinking of you:).
PS- I had my picture taken with my medal yesterday. At least, I didn't sleep with it last night...LOL
Call me crazy, but I'm still going to run the Run Like a Girl 8K this Sunday (11th) AND Rockett's Landing 10K on the 17th:) I think this 10 mile race has prepared me for the hills of Rockett's Landing:). I say that now as I'm still moving around a bit slower:). Are you up for running it with me?? Would love to have your company:)
I was worried when I didn't see you at the race today. Thought maybe Alfred had another episode. But, then, I was thinking that you probably had gotten back from the Land of the Sun and was jet-lagged and decided to sleep in.
It was a beautiful day to run, but a bit more humid than I expected. Thought it would be an easier race once the Nickel Bridge, Westover Hills section got deleted. But, I had no idea that the Oregon Hill section, Byrd Street, and finishing going up 12th St would be such a bear. I was close to finishing at 2 hours, but I struggled that last 2 miles. I ended up walking alot more than I thought I would, but I was just trying to finish the race:). Have even more utmost respect for you marathoners now!! Running 10 miles kicked my butt, so I have no idea how you all run 26.2. You must have a mental focus made of steel:)
We did get a cool technical shirt and there were free massages at the finish:). They had Chick Fil A chicken biscuits, but my tummy wasn't ready for that:). Hope you can make it out to another race soon. I did sign up for the SunTrust 8K and the Turkey Trot for Thanksgiving morning.
Hope you had a good time in Hawaii and got some well deserved R&R:). Welcome back and hope to see you soon!
I'm still planning to do the Rockett's Landing race. People said that the Turkey Trot 10K is easy compared to this course. We'll see if the legs hold up for it:). I'm also going to do the Run Like a Girl 8K race on Oct. 11th. It's being held in WestCreek Parkway which is about 10 minutes from our house. Only way I can get some "me time" is to sign up for races and run them:). I really would like to do the Wicked 10K down in VA Beach on Oct. 31st. It looks like a cool race and you get Blue Moon beer at the end which I like:). Appears that I may have over 100 miles of running for the month of October if I do all this stuff:). Keeps me out of trouble:). Tell Al, I'll call him tomorrow morning, to catch up on things. Hope he's keeping out of trouble as well:).
On Sat, I did a long run of 10.3 miles which included some long hill climbs. Came in with a time of 2:14 minutes. Was hoping to come in around 2 hours, but wanted to make sure that I finished running 10:). Not sure if I can speed up 15 minutes to make goal of 2 hours for the Capitol 10 miler. I'm planning on doing some looonnnggg hill runs this week and see how it goes. Yesterday morning was a great morning to run. Didn't seem like I had run for 2 hours, but when I got home my quads were letting me know:). Stretched out pretty good and had some carbs afterwards. Legs feeling okay this morning:). Understand now how you marathoners get hooked on running long:). Hope your training is going well.
Remember me talking about the Run to the River 10k race (Rockett's Landing) at the 4 miler? Well, here is the map course for the race: http://runtotheriver.org/race (it's at the bottom of the page along with the elevation profile). Appears that there are 3 hills (Powhatan, Potomace, & Libby Hills). I'm not familiar with that area so I wanted to get your opinion on it. Not sure how to train for it. Also, what kind of GU gel would you recommend to use during a race? I'm thinking that I'm going to need something during the 10 miler race.
We got back from a week at the beach (Sandbridge) today. I actually did a long run on Sunday morning. I planned to go only about 6-7 miles. Only I could get lost in Sandbridge:). Ended up going about 8.5 miles, but thought I had gone at least 10. Took me about 2 hours to run. Wasn't too bad. Like you said, it's really more about the mental with running a longer distance. I was getting really mentally tired of running at the end. After I made it back to the house, iced the legs and then snoozed for a few hours:). Think the adult beverages helped out, too:).
See that you got on the website. Now you can join in the discussion of shaving down & wearing Speedo to gain 1/100 of a second race time:).
It was great to see you last night. Hope you make it to some more races. Maybe we can do a trial run over the Nickel Bridge before the 10 miler. I'm thinking I'm going to need lots of hill practice for this bad boy race:).