Tuesday, October 29, 2013

CRR’s Halloween Haunting 10 km Recap

Posted by CheapRunnerRhoda

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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My 2nd favorite was Bert and Ernie.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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I hope everyone has a great day!

Anyone dressing up for a Halloween event this week?

What are you dressing up as?

24 comments:

  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!

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  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!

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  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!

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

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

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

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

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  7. Thanks Em!

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  8. 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.

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

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

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  11. Thanks girl! Doing our best here!

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  12. 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!

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  13. 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!

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  14. 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 :)

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

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  16. 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!

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  17. 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!

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  18. Thanks Cori!

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

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

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  21. Thanks Katy!

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

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

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