Shinzen 10 Mile Race Recap

I ran my first double digit race and longest distance eveah Saturday.  I knew I could do it, but I was a tiny bit nervous because (due to rain), my last run was on Monday, but I think it worked to my advantage.  This was a very hilly course, for a wimp like me anyhow. 

It started right on time at 6:45am, it was 55* and sunny, no wind = perfect running weather in.

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Pretending to be serious.  Or chilly.  Whatever.

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We were off right on time.  It’s funny to hear everyone’s Garmin’s beep all at the same time.

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This was a lot of fun.  I had to keep telling myself to slow down for the first 4 miles.  I had fresh leggies and they were ready to go!

I put my heart & soul into this race.  It was a rather painful one for me.  Around mile 8 I thought “wow, this is painful, maybe I should walk” then I thought “your husband & sister didn’t come here to see you give up, pain is only temporary, giving up is forever”!  So I trucked on. I was going to do this and it didn’t matter what it took.

I don’t think that if I were to walk, that would mean “I’m giving up”, I’m just really competitive and like to push myself beyond what my mind thinks my body can do.  Comprende, mi amigo?

I lived.

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And fought to the end.

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Every muscle & joint from my hips down ached.  Especially my right knee and left hip.  So I bet it’s quite funny to watch me hobble around. 

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My rewards were so worth it!!!

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I really wanted to do a half marathon for my 30th birthday, but there’s only 1 in my area on May 1, but I have a wedding to go to, and they don’t seem very organized at all.  So this was the closest thing to it.  I’m so happy I did it, I had a lot of fun and challenged me in so many new ways.  Like seeing a chick yack on the side of the road the last .25 of a mile.  Don’t these people know I’m terrified of that!?

Here are my splits according to my Garmin:

1  8:13

2  8:27

3  8:27

4  8:42

5  8:46

6  8:55

7  8:52

8  9:18

9  9:35

10  8:38

71 ft. 04.71

Total Garmin time:

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Official time: 1:28:03

Official stats:

  • 52 out of 172 overall
  • 6th out of 24 in my age group
  • 12 out of 96 total women

I give this run a perfect

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I was inspired while running this and have a post on it coming up, so ya might wanna check back soon!  🙂

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