I was on vacation for this virtual race. It was a ‘run down memory lane’ for me, as it was in the town I grew up in. My parents and siblings don’t live there anymore, but every now and then we will stop by, and I had to get in a run this time. I love running the streets that I ran when I was a teenager. Definitely puts a smile on my face!!
Virtual Race Stats:
- Race name: Log off, Shut down, Go run virtual 10K race hosted by Gone For A Run.
- Finish place – 1st overall, 1st female ;)
- Distance – 6.21 miles (with an extra .3 for a cool down + 6 strides = 6.8)
- Time – 54:19 (about 8:45 pace)
What I wore (head-to-toe):
- handmade DVF Fitness headband
- Smith Optics sunglasses
- Previous race long sleeve tee (with Title Nine sports bra)
- Nike capri running tights
- SPI Belt with phone & Chapstick
- Timex Ironman watch
- Pro Compression low socks
- Mizuno Wave Riders
What I ate:
- Before – banana with peanut butter and a little water
- During – Trident cinnamon gum
- After – Oatmeal with plain greek yogurt, strawberries, blueberries, peanut butter & cinnamon, along with Turkey bacon, water, & Nuun!!
How it went:
It was a cold & gloomy looking morning, with a light sprinkle every now and then. Aside from the cold, it was great running weather. I ran this 10K race at an easy pace, about 8:45 minute miles. I didn’t plan ahead with my training schedule and instead of saving my speed workout for today, I did it on Monday. But I will say this pace is getting to the faster end of my easy pace spectrum, especially this year (post baby recovery), so I’ll take it!
Running in my hometown makes it fun to see how much I’ve progressed and improved as a runner (and see how much the elevation change makes a difference!). Going up the hills that I ran as a teenager and young adult seemed like a piece of cake now, compared to the memory of how awful they were years ago!
At the very end of my run, I ran by a bunch of runners with race bibs going the opposite way. Turns out there was an actual 5K and 10K race in town and I really wish I had known about it. I totally would have ran it (it was only $10 to register plus a shirt…gotta love small towns!). Next time, I guess.
**Thanks to Gone For A Run for hosting this virtual race.
As an ambassador I received free entry to this race.