Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Race Recap: The Plaza 10K

Saturday, I worked the packet pick up for the Plaza 10k. Saturday, I also fully committed. I was really up in the air about it because of my knees but I couldn't let everyone else have all the fun. I also wanted a really sweet Brooks tech shirt.

Sunday morning, I awoke to pouring rain and excitedly got dressed in head to toe dry fit. I have never raced a 10k before!

It was sooo easy to park, and with 1,600 people I was slightly worried about parking on the plaza. Yeah, it's not Chicago but still 1,600 is a lot for a plaza locale race.

Gun time was 7:30, and it was still spitting rain. I love rain running!! Remember my PR at Rock the Parkway two years ago? Rain and hail.

Within the first half mile I knew I dressed too warm but I didn't want to take off my jacket so I somehow managed to strip off my dry fit shirt.

The course was gorgeous, even in the rain, and incredibly flat. Thhaaaannnnk you!!!

There is something to this 10k thing, after I finished I didn't feel like I wanted to die or kill anybody, but it was a good distance to be proud of.

I took it really easy because my knees literally feel like they are going to snap, and still finished in under an hour. Which was my goal! Win!

Have you ever ran a 10k?
What's the biggest race in your area?
What's your favorite distance to run?


Julia said...

AMAZING! love the 10k distance...especially on a flat course :) congrats on a great race!

Amanda Morris said...

YOU LOOK SO GOOD! I have my first 8K coming up in October - SUPER EXCITED - and I am hoping to get a 10K under my belt before the year is out! I love my 5K's - I feel like now its all about getting the best time, I know I can do it, I just want BETTER TIME!

Meagan said...

Haven't ran a 10k, yet, but it's on my list.

The Cooper River Bridge Run here in Charleston is the biggest race that *I* know of.

Right before I injured my knee I was running a little over 5 miles and loved the distance.