Monday, September 20, 2010

UPDATED!!! 09/19/2010 - My first 10K!!! (6.2 mile, 9:56 pace)

My watch was apparently malfunctioning at some point or another along the route. It says I only ran 5.74 miles. Pretty sure I'm going to trust the race directors on this one. (hehe)

I've been told it could be a while before they post the official results. Which always surprises me. With timing chips, isn't all the hard work done for them by computer anyway? :-)

I noticed the clock said 1 minute 26 seconds when I crossed over the start line....and it had just clicked over to 1 hour and 3 minutes when I came running in.

I think a 10 min pace in my first 10K is pretty good. I'm pleased with my performance.

** The official times are up....I ran 10K in 1 hour 1 minute and 40 seconds. A 9:56 pace!!!!!!! Very, very happy with that!!!!!!!!

The weather was great. Not sure on the temp, but guessing in the upper 50's....rainy and misty through the whole race.

I've participated in this 10K before....two or three times at least. Usually, my company sponsors a team, and I end up being the (by default) walking team captain. Normally we send a group of 10 or so along walking along the route. They didn't sponsor a team this year, because there wasn't enough I entered in the open division.

(figures, the ONE year I can actually, finally run it)

Not quite the same when you don't know others in the race...but it was still fun getting out there and doing it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No longer a race virgin. Sweet!!!!!


Brian said...

Congrats! 10 min/mile is a great pace for your first 10K. Now, of course you have to set the goal of making it in under and hour...

Nej said...

@ Brian - I know, right!!!! If I'd known how close I was at the time, I might have found that little extra oompff I needed to make it happen! :-)

Heidi said...

Awesome!!!! That's a very respectable 1st time for not only a 10K, but a race. Good job!!!

Nej said...

The results are up....I ran it at a 9:56 pace. 1 hour, 1 minute and 40 seconds. :-)

Jamie said...

congrats on your first 10K! You did great!

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