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!
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:
- 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!
- There were more than 2,000 runners (I think 2231?) and I came in 899th place!
- The race featured some amazing opportunities for neighborhood scoping…cute houses and super scenery, including the gorgeous University of Virginia campus.
- There was a DONUT CART at Mile 6! I didn’t stop though…I know, who am I?!
- 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!
How’s about that?!
Do you use gadgets with your workouts? or Have you ever run a TEN MILER?