Ten-Miler…check!

This past weekend, I added a new distance to my race repertoire: the (Charlottesville) Ten-Miler!

I had been following a training program that I found online (here) that was very doable – three to four runs during the week (usually three or four miles, respectively) followed by a long run on Sundays.

Since I started work, I have  been doing my runs before work, so 95 percent were done on the treadmill.  I tried to do a few outdoor runs (especially on the weekend) but weather/lack of planning/general excuse-making = it is what it is!  ANYWHO.  I definitely did incorporate tons of interval training into the runs (inclines) so I honestly think that really helped me on Saturday!

Running down the Downtown Mall was cool 🙂

(source)

Now, I definitely apologize in advance, as I do not have any cool pictures (or any!) but…here’s a few funsy things about the race:

  1. The hills were intense!  Wow.  I was challenged, but more than anything, I was stoked to do some training runs on that course in the future as the weather gets better!
  2. There were more than 2,000 runners (I think 2231?) and I came in 899th place!
  3. The race featured some amazing opportunities for neighborhood scoping…cute houses and super scenery, including the gorgeous University of Virginia campus.
  4. There was a DONUT CART at Mile 6!  I didn’t stop though…I know, who am I?!
  5. This was my first race that I’ve used the Garmin with – really enjoyed it!

Anyway, there were even more fun facts…but…yes, since it was my first race at this distance, I considered it a PR 😉

Oh, and here is the data from my Garmin!

Split
Time
Moving Time
Distance
Avg Pace
Avg Moving Pace
Best Pace
Avg HR
Max HR
Avg Run Cadence
Max Run Cadence
Steps
Calories
Summary 01:28:11 01:27:35 10.00 08:47 08:45 06:43 181 189 90 98 15,612 1,002
1 00:09:19 00:09:15 1.00 09:18 09:15 08:19 169 185 91 95 1,688 100
2 00:08:34 00:08:35 1.00 08:33 08:35 07:30 181 189 90 98 1,534 101
3 00:08:38 00:08:40 1.00 08:37 08:40 07:35 185 189 90 94 1,544 100
4 00:08:28 00:08:30 1.00 08:30 08:30 07:24 185 189 90 93 1,512 100
5 00:09:10 00:09:00 1.00 09:04 09:00 07:28 183 188 88 93 1,576 100
6 00:08:41 00:08:40 1.00 08:40 08:40 07:50 183 189 91 94 1,562 101
7 00:08:49 00:08:50 1.00 08:48 08:50 07:35 182 187 90 94 1,580 99
8 00:08:41 00:08:40 1.00 08:41 08:40 07:59 182 186 90 93 1,552 100
9 00:08:41 00:08:40 1.00 08:40 08:40 07:40 182 185 91 93 1,560 101
10 00:08:45 00:08:35 1.00 08:43 08:35 06:43 182 186 88 96 1,498 100
11 00:00:20 00:00:10 0.00 30:00 30:00 30:00 161 165 56 57 6 0

How’s about that?!

Do you use gadgets with your workouts?  or Have you ever run a TEN MILER?

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7 thoughts on “Ten-Miler…check!

  1. Congrats on a new PR! That is my main reason for wanting to run a 10 miler. Great race report. I am a semi gadget addict. My Garmin is my friend. Again, great post.
    Happy running,
    Rundad

  2. Great time!! I’m running my 10miler on Sunday, Cherry Blossom!! It’ll be a PR for me. Hopefully running here in HILLY Waynesboro will help me PR. My fastest time so far is 1:50 and I am hoping to break 1:45. They say it’s a fast flat course so I am encouraged since I always run faster in a race!! I might even break a rule and run in new shoes!!!

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