Monday, June 13, 2011

NYRR Mini 10K 2011

I did it! I ran my very first 10k race in the greatest city in the world. (I'm biased and will always think of NYC as the best city.) Here's a quick recap of the race and some pictures. M caught a second of me racing across the finish line, but other than that there isn't any other video.
          We woke up at 4:30AM to catch a train into Manhattan. (My parents rode in with me, and my sister, her boyfriend, and M came in a litttle bit later.) By the time we got to registration it was about 6:30, and I was running solely on adrenaline. Who would have thought I could function that well without coffee?
           We were instructed to go to our corrals around 7:30, and I was in the 3,000 - 3,999 group. There were 7,999 people registered and all women!
           The race went really well overall. I paced much faster than I thought I would and even finished with a time much faster than my goal. My knee and hip started to give out at the half-way point, but I listened to my body and walked for a while.


             I finished the race strong and was so grateful to have my family and M at the finish. Knowing that I would get to see them all at the end kept me going. I am so proud of myself for running this race, and I will definitely be running this again next year. And congratulations to all my blogging friends who ran on Saturday too!
Stretching before the run
Sprinting to the finish (great picture thanks to Ali)

M & I after the race

17 comments:

sherri lynn said...

Congrats on finishing your first 10k! That's awesome!

Natalie said...

Way to go! That's great that your family was able to be there to support you!

Neon Blonde Runner said...

Ooh my gosh, what a GREAT sprinting photo!

Congrats again on your first 10k, I'm so proud of you. I ran my first 10k last year and I've been addicted to running ever since :)

amy b.s. said...

congratulations! i ran a 10k this past weekend too and didn't look nearly as great as you did after i was done!

Tyly said...

GREAT job!!!! Love the picture as well!

Lizzy said...

Congrats!!! So funny you were right behind me at the start. I totally had a mini meltdown before the race started- I thought I was going to be sick. The humidity was rough!

Hannah said...

Yay!! Congrats! That is such an accomplishment :) I wish I was athletic...hahah! I'm with you on NYC being the best- I'll be living there next summer! I just can't wait :)

Bree said...

AHh it must have felt amazing!! Congrats!!

cAc said...

Congratulations! I would love to run a 10k through nyc! If you ever travel to VA, the Monument Avenue 10k in March is quickly becoming one of the most crowded, friendlist 10ks in the country! It's a great time!

The Sweet Life said...

Congrats thats so great!!

Sara said...

Congratulations!! Awesome job! I love the 10k distance - one of my favorite races to run!

Mrs. T said...

Wow great job!!

Kathy S said...

Congrats!!

Elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Congratulations! What an accomplishment. I cannot even believe the # of people racing.

Julie said...

Congratulations!!! I have such respect and admiration for anyone who can run a 10K!!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

WAY TO GO!!

Clarinda said...

Congrats on such a fantastic race! Maybe I should look into running this next year. I ♥ NYC! :)