Tuesday, October 29, 2013

CRR’s Halloween Haunting 10 km Recap

Posted by Anonymous

Good morning all! How is everyone this morning?

In continuation from CRMike’s 5 k recap yesterday, I would like to share my 10K experience.

The 10K didn’t start until 10:30 Sunday morning but I needed to get there early to get my race bib and I wanted to be there to see Mike and Kennedy start the 5K and to see Jackson start the 2K.


I arrived around 9 am. I had dressed in layers knowing that it was going to be cold so I wanted to stay warm before and then wanted to be able to shed some layers for the race. I was NOT dressed warm enough and I was frozen.


The 5K started and Mike and Kennedy were off, then a few minutes later, the 2K started and Jackson was off. I walked around for a bit to stay warm. Checked out the refreshment area. I was really excited to see all the fruit and that they had Diet Coke.


Then I found a spot by the finish line to wait for them all to come in. I was able to really look at a lot of the costumes. My favorite was the minion that you saw yesterday.


My 2nd favorite was Bert and Ernie.


It was so great to see everyone really get into the spirit of the event!

Once they were all in, it was time to get lined up for the 10K start.


So, freezing cold Michelle and I made our way to where we needed to be. Michelle asked me what my goal was and I said “I’ll see how my legs feel”. I have been struggling for a few months now with really tight hamstrings so have not been pushing myself unless they feel good. When the race started, I got off to a speedy start. I was feeling okay, so I decided to stay with it. For the 1st 2K, my pace was 4:32/km, I knew that was too fast for me so I tried to slow down a bit. By 5K, I was going a 4:38/km pace and was started to feel the speed in my legs. By 6K, I had slowed down to a 4:48/km pace and decided to try to keep it at that. My last 10 km race, I finished in just under 49 minutes, so at this point, I decided, I would be happy to finish in under 48 minutes. As, I came around the corner to see the finish line, I could see the clock and could see it was getting close to 48 minutes, so tried to pick up my pace but really couldn’t much.


I ended up finishing in 47:59 with a pace of 4:48/km, and placed 2nd in my AG! I was happy with that.

I made my way over the refreshments but was disappointed to see they were out of Diet Coke :( I grabbed some water and made my way to find the crew.

It was a great morning and it was really exciting that we all got to participate!

Later at home, I snuggled in a blanket in front of the fireplace with a nice glass of tea, trying to get warm again!


I hope everyone has a great day!

Anyone dressing up for a Halloween event this week?

What are you dressing up as?


  1. WooHoo - you broke 48:00 - awesome!! Congrats on the AG place!!
    Y'all's costumes were cute!
    I miss summer already - it's cold and rainy today and I just want it to be hot and sunny - oh well!

  2. Thanks Kim! I loved your Fall pics the other day. I would be happy if Fall was the coolest weather we got. Have a great day!

  3. Your costumes were so cute, I love it! Congrats on an awesome race!!! I really like doing costume races this time of year, makes things more fun!

    Bundling up thawing out after a run/race can take forever but tea and fireplace can definitely speed the process!

  4. Girlfren be raking in the race bling!! Congrats on another AG finish.

  5. Way to go Rhoda!!! Love the costumes!:)

  6. Cecilia @ MommiesRunOctober 29, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Congrats on 2nd AG! You are amazing! Love y'all's costumes

  7. Thanks Laura! This was the first time I dressed up for a Halloween race. Based on everyone else's costumes, I think I may need to step it up, next time.

  8. Thanks Jacqueline! Unfortunately, this time there were no age category prices :( I had fun though and that is the main thing!

  9. Thanks Miriam. One of these times you will be out there racing too!

  10. Thanks girl! Doing our best here!

  11. cori @olivetorun.comOctober 29, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Oh my gosh those costumes are adorable! I love the minion, obviously :)

    Congrats on such an AMAZING race!! You ROCK!

  12. Congrats Rhonda!! If I keep at it maybe by the time I reach my 60s I may just place in my age group!!!! You and Michelle look so cute!

  13. Charlotte@CommitnessToFitnessOctober 29, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    congrats on coming in under 48 minutes!! thats so awesome!! and everyone looks so great in their costumes! i love halloween :) and i love that someecard, as i was walking to work this morning in 24 degree farenheit weather with the wind chill, i was thinking how much i missed hating the summer heat :)

  14. Ahh love your costume! Congrats on your run! Sounds like you rocked it!

  15. Congrats on your race and finishing second in your AG! Love the costumes, too! I'm still trying to decide if I am going to dress up this year. Our neighborhood goes all out for Halloween, so I want to dress up, but I'm at a loss, due to my big baby bump!

  16. katie @ fromicecreamtomarathonOctober 30, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Great job Rhoda!! Congrats on the PR and the AG! You girls costumes are just adorable. Love the Bert and Ernie too! I've never worn a costume to a race. Maybe next year!

  17. Thanks Cori!

  18. Thanks Teresa! Its really more about having fun! Placing is just a bonus. They are not huge races around here either.

  19. Thanks Charlotte! Its funny how quickly we want that swealtering heat back! Welcome back, by the way!

  20. Thanks Katy!

  21. That could make it tricky for sure! You could just say you dressed up as a pregnant lady!

  22. Come on Katie, join the fun lol! Thanks!