I raced my first 10k this weekend and it was pretty exciting! I started running with the “couch to 5k” program in September of 2012 and I did two 5k races last winter before getting injured, so I have been working pretty hard to get to 10k distance. It helps that I am actually training for the Zion Half Marathon on March 22nd.
I donned a mask and some beads and headed out. The first mile was pretty hilly and tough, but thankfully I was feeling strong. It was an out-and-back course, which means the last mile was also really hilly, but I managed to finish in 1:05:49 which is a great time for this girl right here! It was also a perfect, sunny, amazing Las Vegas winter day.My pal Christine (in blue) shared this with me. We are finished and feeling good!! 😀
Not only did I have a blast, I am feeling a LOT more confident about being able to finish my first half in just under six weeks! And just because I am proud (and he is amazing), that guy in the photo is Jeremy Wallace, one of the run coaches of Las Vegas Runners, and he came in around 36:00! He took first overall (duh) and he will be heading to Boston in just about 10 weeks. Amazing!