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Wicked 10k Official Results! New PR! (And blog flashback!)

Saturday, October 27, 2012

I'm happy to say, in the face of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Sandy, I braved the Wicked 10k at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront this morning. The winds were SO harsh! There were a couple of times when I walked with my head down so my hat didn't blow off!

It was a pretty draining race. There were about 9,000 participants, so lots of folks to bob and weave around. I finished the 6.2 miles in 1h:09m:41s, which is a pretty decent improvement from the spring which was 2 minutes slower. I am confident that I could of completed it faster had the winds not been so harsh. Maybe 3 mins faster.

I also decided that, unless I lose 30 lbs, I won't be doing a half marathon. I was BEAT after that 6.2 miles!! The thought of carrying an extra 25 lb plate for 13.1 miles is not motivating!!

I'm going to keep running meanwhile and will be doing the Shamrock 8k in March (going for speed on that one) and the Elizabeth River Run 10k in May.

***flashback to blog written 06/30/08***
"Okay, I had to slow the pace WAY down, but I jogged for 14 minutes, which at a 14 min mile pace, makes it a full mile! I figure the important thing is that I hung in there for the mile, not how fast it was. I know speed will improve with practice and weight loss. "

I was 32 and weighed 235 lbs. How's that for change folks!? Can I get an AMEN!!!??
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  • v EVILKLOWN
    AMEN!
    1395 days ago
  • v PJBONARRIGO
    Woo Hoo- double amen! You have come a super impressive long way! Sandy was tough; I can't imagine trying to run a 10K with 9,000 of your *closest friends* during it. Good job with your time and keeping your head down.
    I know what you mean about running with the 25# plate. Every few months, I revisit that horrible goat with overhead carry walking lunges... it is NEVER pretty:-P
    It sounds like you have a lot of great runs in the near future even if you don't do that Marathon. Believe me, running a 10 K is awesome! Run happy! emoticon
    1398 days ago
  • v BILL60
    Amen to you Sister!! Don't sell yourself short on the half-marathon. Keep the challenges coming. If you feel comfortable, it's time to move it up. I'm very proud of your super 10K accomplishment. Keep it up!!!!!!!
    1401 days ago
  • v PERFECTLY_LIFE
    Congratulations! That is awesome!!
    1401 days ago
  • v IUHRYTR
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Have I been clear on how I feel about your accomplishment? emoticon -- Lou
    1401 days ago
  • v PIPERJ4A
    First off, congrats on even attempting a marathon in weather like that. Granted I've never been a runner, not even in the military. I can't imagine what it would be like to run in a crowd like that. I've been on some bike rides that start off with 140 people, and I thought that was a cluster.

    I would also like to say that I'm very impressed with the progress that you've made. Keep up the great work emoticon
    1401 days ago
  • v PJ2222
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    1401 days ago
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