Friday, January 13, 2012

NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10k 2012

Hey, remember that time I ran a 10k last Saturday and didn't tell you guys? Oh yeah, I ran it. I guess I didn't share with you all that I was going to run because 1. I'm in terrible running shape; and 2. I wasn't running this race to race. Anyways, here's a little recap of an early Saturday run with one of my favorite spectators in the crowd: my dad.
          We got up early and took a 5AM train into Manhattan before hopping on the Subway to pick up my race number. It was unseasonably warm, so we walked from NYRR to the Central Park start. Unfortunately, I have no pictures for this recap because none of the Brightroom photographers got any of me. Yes, I'm bummed about this. I purposely didn't take off my second layer despite sweating profusely because I wanted some photos... Oh well!
           We started on time and off we went. I started running at a pace that felt comfortable to me, and shockingly, my first mile was a little over 8:30. What? How was I running this fast? The most I've ran is 4 miles since Thanksgiving day. I let go of the questioning and kept chugging along. The next mile bumped up to 8:46 then down to 8:30 again. But when mile 4 hit, I slowed way down. There was a hill that felt never ending, and all I kept thinking was "don't walk! don't walk!"
            We passed mile five and I picked up the pace again a little bit. I was so excited when I saw mile 6 that I thought maybe I'll sprint, but as I continued on, I couldn't see the finish! We finally turned the corner, and I finished strong. I felt great!
             Even though this was my slowest time yet, I am really proud of myself. Normally, my paces jump around a lot! So to run more consistently (minus the mile 4 blip) was a huge accomplishment for me. Overall, I'm glad I did the race, and that checks off race one of nine for the year.
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27 comments:

Jess - PrettyPhysicist said...

ugh, I am an unbearably slow runner. at least right now. stupid back. but good for you for doing it!

p.s. I tagged you on my blog today, check it out when you get a chance!

Christina said...

Nice work! It's great to feel strong at the end of a race!

Katelyn Rattray said...

Congratulations finishing the race! I'm stopping over from FF and I'm really happy I found your blog!

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- Katelyn

sherri lynn said...

Way to go! You're well on your way to complete 9 races for this year!

amy b.s. said...

congratulations on your race! i never thought i would every say this, but i so miss running!

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Yay! Congrats on a successful race! You encourage me. I have a race on Feb4th and I'm scared because my sickness set me WAY back. Other runners totally pump me up, so thanks!!!

Jessica said...

SO AWESOME!
Congrats, girl!
You're an inspiration to me to bump my goal from a 5k to a 10k - I need to get on that :)

Happy Friday!

xo,
Jessica

Natalie said...

Congrats you did a great job! Have a great weekend friend!

Taryn said...

Brightroom never gets photos of me! The entire Triple Crown I ran last year (5k, 10k, 10 Miler) I didn't have one pic of me. So lame! Congrats on your 10k...even if it wasnt your best time. Sometimes actually doing it is accomplishment enough!

Mateya said...

Good for you! I miss running so much :(

Lauren said...

Great work! Now you have to join me for a 1/2 marathon :) And by join me I mean smoke me with your amazing pace.

Ashlyn said...

congrats on the run girl! it is not easy at all! so proud of you :]

i ran a marathon last march & still haven't gotten into running mode. hopefully here soon!

have a great weekend
xoxo.
ashlyn

www.myunrehearsedlifetheblog.blogspot.com

Shannon Marie said...

Congratulations! I'm jealous it was "warmer" for your run! I'm doing a half marathon on Sunday and the forecast says it should be about 40-50 degrees and raining... who would have guessed we'd have that rain in Phoenix?

Have a great weekend- congrats again!

Ruthie Hart said...

my knees are hurting thinking about running for more than 5 minutes! Some of us just weren't made to run!

Style Servings said...

Congrats on finishing, what an amazing accomplishment!

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Krista said...

Good for you Amanda!

Elisabeth said...

thats SO impressive you ran a 10k. wow. i just found your blog from hollies and think its adorable ...i'm your newest follower and would love for you to follow me back!
love,
elisabeth
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Mrs. Pancakes said...

Congrats lady..that's so excitng!

Neon Blonde Runner said...

Yay for being consistent, that is SO important. That's how I had such a great marathon in Rehoboth (3:30), because I stuck to a solid even pace the ENTIRE time!

And yeah I've put my ipod in my sports bra before and that's actually how I ended up ruining one of them b/c it got too sweaty, oops!

Jess said...

Your recap makes me very jealous! ;) I can't wait to run again, you make it sound so good! You should def be proud of yourself no matter what your time was, I'm sure it was still great!
That was also sweet your dad was there!

Amy Powell said...

Race #9! That's so cool! Congrats girl and keep it up!

Meghan said...

Congrats, lady! How did I not know that you are a runner? I look forward to chatting more about it - running is pretty much my life, ha:) Nice work!

Emi Coco said...

Lovely post!

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Megan said...

You go girl! So proud of you! My mile would probably be about an hour right now. Ha. That's how out of shape I am!!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

I am sllloooow, BUT I am getting there!!

Keep it up, girlfriend!!! :) Xo

Janna Renee said...

I could never!! You go girl!!

little miss southern love. said...

I don't know how you do it you crazy girl! But good for you!

xoxo.