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Running a 10K

Monday, February 18, 2013

Over the weekend I ran a 10K. It was part of a "Winter Racing Circuit" which includes 5 races. I am not sure that I will do all the races involved in this series, but I sure did this one.

It started at 8am in Ogden,UT. There was quite a turn out. I never know how many people are going to be at these events until I am actually there. I have been at races that have only a handful of people and then I have been at races, like the Ogden Marathon, with thousands of people. There are benefits to all sizes of crowds.

Here is a picture that I took as the crowd was lining up for the start.



It was a cold morning. It wasn't as cold as it has been. I think that it was about 30F or 0C. I was ready for the cold though. I had my trusty hat and my gloves. I was really looking forward to running.



At the start line, I would estimate that there were a few hundred people participating. I was a little intimidated. Some of the people look like they were avid runners. I am a runner, but I wouldn't say I am a fast runner or even a talented runner. I go out there and run until I finish, even if I am the last one to cross the finish line.



After a brief countdown, we were off. I was surprised by how many people there were. Sometimes it is easy to go too fast in the beginning, but I didn't give in to the temptation.

There were many up hills and down hills. Overall, the course kicked my butt. I had to walk most of the last mile because I was out of gas. I was glad though. I needed to be pushed and I wanted to test my limits.

My best time for a 10K is 72 minutes. This one I finished in 80 minutes. The hills were a real workout. I hope that I can beat my time next time.

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ANNESYLVIA 2/23/2013 7:58AM

    How awesome was that! I had never done any marathon. I run for fun. My children are part of a team called "Run for Fun" and the coaches encourage the parents to participate, which I do. My 9 yo son does the 5k races for this group. I run along side of him until I lose steam. I never give up and always finished but my little man laps him every time. They run a track until the 3.1 is done. He does really well. He actually is put with the older kids too. My little 7 yo girl is pretty good to but she stays with her age group. I barely lap her. LOL

Point being I am always impressed by runners. WAY to go!

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BREW99 2/19/2013 9:19AM

    Wow! That's wonderful! Hills are the hardest and I can't imagine how cold you were while running - definitely makes you work harder and slows the time down. emoticon

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JILLYBEAN25 2/18/2013 11:15PM

    Whew, it looks cold! What's all that white jazz on the mountain? ;-) I kid! You finished and that is a huge victory!

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AJDOVER1 2/18/2013 10:28PM

    Thanks so much for giving such a detailed description! It so great to be part of this journey with you. I don't know if I'll ever run a race, but I do love to run.

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FITWITHIN 2/18/2013 9:40PM

    emoticon great job!

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WINDSURFNERD 2/18/2013 8:05PM

    emoticon nice race report! Hills and Chills! :)
Congratulations on a successful race!
Naomi

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GLORIAMAJDI 2/18/2013 7:26PM

    What an inspiration! I am not at the point where I could do anything like this yet but maybe someday I will. I admire you for doing it, especially in the cold and with the hilly terrain! I've been walking every day, sometimes around three miles, and it is hilly here too. I hope to build up my endurance so I can go out and run like you!

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BIGPAWSUP 2/18/2013 7:14PM

    Awesome job!!!

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SLENDERELLA61 2/18/2013 7:11PM

    Good job!! Thanks for sharing. I've only done one 10K, but I'd like to do more!! Living in central FL I don't have much experience with hills. I'm sure they make you fitter than us flatlanders!!

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PAMDAQTPI 2/18/2013 6:11PM

    Very inspiring, I hope I can work my way up to a 10K!
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JAMBABY0 2/18/2013 6:08PM

    WOW you did great!!!

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NATPLUMMER 2/18/2013 6:08PM

    emoticon You did fabulous with all those hills!!

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