Sort of a Race Report – Revenge of the Penguins

First off, from now until October 4th, I’m hosting an online Stella & Dot trunk show as part of my fundraising efforts for Team Fight and the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.  A portion of the proceeds will go to Team Fight, and all hostess rewards will be placed on eBay for additional fundraising dollars.  I would love it if you would check out the show and place an order if something strikes your fancy.

Now, onto the running.  This weekend, I ran the Revenge of the Penguins ten miler.  I don’t know that I would say that I raced it.  This was a small local ten and twenty mile race that I got roped into because Jen needed a twenty miler for her marathon training.  I wasn’t about to run twenty, but I could handle ten.  Plus I have another ten mile race next month, so it was a good bit of training.

The race itself was very nice.  It was on the C&O Canal Towpath, which I had never run before.  The path wasn’t closed for the race, which meant a lot of bikers had to try to get around runners.  Not a huge deal though.  And it was a super pretty race.

IMG_1602I ran the first 6ish with Jen, at which point I hit the 10 mile turnaround.  It was nice to run with her again and get to chat.  She’s gotten so much faster than me that it’s hard for us to run together.  But apparently, my comfortable ten mile pace is an okay training pace for her twenty miles.  If we had been doing the same distance, she would have blown me away.


I was hoping to finish in 2:15, which would have meant a solid 13:30 pace, but I really wasn’t pushing for it.  I just wanted 13:30 to magically be my comfortable pace.  I finished in 2:16:44, which still isn’t bad.  The last mile or so was tough and my legs are sore today.  But I’ve also not been run training as much as I should be.  Either way though, I’m not far off that 2:15, and I’d be okay with 2:15 at Army Ten Miler next month.

All in all, a good training day.

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