My last timed race before Wine and Dine was a success! I ran Long Grove’s Prairie State 10K early Saturday morning (10/06/18) and I exceeded my time goal! In this blog post, I share a recap of my 10K race and several pictures.
The race started at 8:30am sharp. I showed up literally 5 minutes before the start time and I was lucky enough to find a parking space a few steps away from the start line. Several people were parking along the road (I suck at parallel parking) and others were even parking a few blocks away!
Breakfast: I ate peaches and cream instant oatmeal and i drank water.
The two days prior to race day, it rained pretty hard. The forecast predicted rain with thunder for race morning just the night before. I took a visor although there was no sun and a poncho with me on the race just in case it rained. The poncho fit perfectly in my Flipbelt.
Thankfully, it was just cloudy and there was no rain during the race.
I tried to go down to the 11 or 12 minute per mile section, but there were so many people that I could not get through. It was almost starting time too, so I stayed with the 10 minute per mile runners and I’m actually glad I did.
For the first ten minutes, everyone around me was running and running without walking, so I did the same. I felt fine although at around 8 minutes, I did see a girl walking and I did the same. I don’t usually run more than 5 minutes at once.
Being with faster runners helped me run faster.
After my short walk, I fell behind and joined the 11 minute pacers.
I kept running and walking (as per usual). I eventually stayed with runners who ran at my pace which is 12 minutes per mile.
The race was part road and part trail. I was not expecting it to be trail. There was also several places where we had to watch our step and volunteers were great at directing the running and keeping us safe. Volunteers are just awesome in so many ways!
Can you tell it was muddy? Even my pants got splashed with mud. I was going to wear my old shoes because I knew it was going to be dirty, but then I remembered that my feet grew and so that wouldn’t help.
My goal was to run 6.2 miles under 1 hour and 20 minutes and I did it! I’m so happy!
You can clearly tell I was with faster runners for the 1st mile.
The race is organized/hosted by All Community Events, and they always have several goodies at the end after the finish line. I ate two cookies 😉
Medals unfortunately did not arrive in time and they will be mailing out our medals as soon as they receive them. No medal picture for now.
I would definitely run this race again. That goes to any race done by All Community Events because they are always very well organized and there are always plenty or volunteers.
It was fun even with the mud and all. I can’t wait to receive my medal in the mail!
4 more weeks until Wine and Dine at Disney World! (5K, 10K, and Half marathon)!
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