Monday, June 9, 2008

My first 10K!!!

So I ran my first 10K race this weekend! It was also the first time I'd ever run 10k before so that's cool too. And I did GREAT!!! This must get boring for you all, just hearing about how awesome I am.

My goal? 55 minutes. My time? 54:37!! YES!!! I had my wonderful Garmin on so it helped me pace myself really well. I was running with my friend and she suggested the goal time and I just checked the pace. I think it was faster than she anticipated. She only hung with me for the first 4kms, I think that I probably would have had a faster time if we weren't running together. Just for the passing people and trying to stay together stuff. Like checking with her before stepping up the pace or whatever.

My friend ended up with a time of 1:02something. I also saw my cousins there, and one had a faster time than me and the other had a slower. Of course I felt like a rockstar until I saw the faster one. Even though I made my goal, I wanted to have the fastest race and was sort of disappointed. But I'm trying to realize that's dumb. Then I talked myself into believing I could have been faster if I would have ran alone, and had a better start. For some reason a bunch of walkers lined up near the front, and slow people, and the path for the runners wasn't really that wide (for the amount of runners) so it was sort of crazy at the beginning. but then, probably all races are like that. Whatever, I've got another race on July 1st and my new goal is to beat my cousin's time (only like 1 minute faster). Oh plus, the finish was also dumb. They staggered races so that the 10k, 5k and 2k walk all finished at the same time. DUMB. So the final lap around the track to the finish I'm like running all around these walkers and strollers and couldn't sprint to the finish, let alone cross the finish at a run hardly. It was so backed up just after the finish line that you'd hit a wall of people. That's got to be at least 10 seconds right? ;)

So after the race, I went to Tim Hortons, got myself an iced cap and 6 donuts (intending to share!) and went home. I ate 2 donuts drank my drink and then JOGGED with Daisy to hubby's ball game. I was feeling great! Plus I wanted to show off and look all amazing and brag. After the first game it was freezing so I drove home to put more clothes on (that weren't sweaty) and crashed on the couch for an hour! Drove back and the game was done. oops. But then the team came over and just watched tv at my house for a few hours. So I couldn't really sleep and I couldn't really clean up, so it just kinda wasted the day. What I should have done is stretch, I'm stiff now. Did a bit of cleaning last night at least. Tried to go to bed early but I couldn't fall asleep for some reason. And I was TIRED.

Oh, maybe it was the other 2 donuts I ate over the course of the day. Or maybe the full fat greek yogurt I was chowing on. Or the chip bowl that I polished off. Or the complete lack of vegetables all day. It wasn't pretty and I'm up 1 lb this morning as a result. But hopefully no permanent damage.

I came up with a little rule for myself, I can eat like an asshole (see above) only if I've run 10kms that day. If I want a donut, I gotta hit the road. Oh and hopefully I don't take that asshole part so far next time. Not good.

But yes the race was good. And I am really happy with my time and how strong I finished. Maybe next time I'll line up closer to the end where it's maybe less crowded. We'll see.

Tonight is TT. May not do intervals. Aren't you supposed to not have hard runs for awhile? See how I feel. Watching the eats as well.


Jen said...

*laughs* "eat like an asshole" you are too funny!!!

Sounds like you did awesome!!! I certainly wouldn't beat yourself up about your time!! You did awesome! and then next time you can kick your cousins ass!!!!

Angie All The Way said...

Congratulations Randi!!! That is a kick ass awesome time! You're practically a machine ;-)

You earned your carbs that day my friend that's for sure!

SeaBreeze said...

Good finishing time. Maybe the next race won't stagger it as ridiculously at the end?

Tiffa said...

Congrats on your first 10K!

Sara said...

congrats - you kicked that race's ass!!

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tash said...

Great job on the continued awesomeness!

Cara said...

Woo hoo! Good job!!!

Running Knitter said...

Congrats on your 10K! Your time is awesome!