Hello, hello! First, THANK YOU for all of the birthday wishes!! You guys are too sweet!!
As I type this, I am trying not to exhaust my self, as this is the first time I’ve really sat up all day! Boo. Being sick is for the birds, and it always comes on at the least convenient time. No need to fear, hopefully I’ll be back to my semi-normal self tomorrow. But I highly doubt this silly cough will be going anywhere anytime soon. I genuinely HATE missing work, but a day home was much needed. This was my view most of the day:
Anyways, I wanted to finally tell you all about the 10k I did last Saturday!
Little Rock Downtown Dash 10k Recap
The Junior League of Little Rock put on the Downtown Dash 10/5k this past Saturday, March 15. The course was pretty familiar to me already, since a lot of it was run along the same route as the Little Rock Half Marathon recently. It was a pretty simple, flat course, which consisted of two 3.1 loops. I didn’t realize it was a two-loop course until about half way thru the first loop. Loops and out-and-backs aren’t my favorite, but it did make it easier mentally to pace myself for the next loop and know where I was headed!
Here were my stats from my Garmin:
mile 1 – 8:44
mile 2 – 9:11
mile 3 – 9:16
mile 4 – 8:55
mile 5 – 9:10
mile 6 – 8:51
.37 – 2:59
My official time though was 57:15.
I tried really hard this race to relax and not look at my watch too often. I didn’t set a real time goal, and told myself I wouldn’t try to PR. I think you can tell by my splits that I couldn’t quite make up my mind where I wanted to settle in, ~8:50 or ~9:10. Either way, I think I ran decent for not trying my best! It’s always nice to run a race just for fun every now and then!
Just as I turned the corner on the last quarter mile or so, my marathon finishing song came on, and helped me finish strong! I’m a firm believer in the right music is always the best way to help put a pep in your step!
That’s pretty much all there is to it! Shortest race recap in the history of race recaps. You’re welcome 🙂
This race ended my go-go-go streak, and I’m officially taking a much needed break from racing. I think the only things on my race calendar in the immediate future is another 10k the first weekend of May, then a 5k on July 4th. Other than that, most weekends are already pinned down to friends’ wedding festivities and REST!
What is your favorite song to finish races to? Do you enjoy 10ks? What’s on your upcoming race agenda?