Monday, April 25, 2011

Jelly Bean Virtual 10K

I've never raced a 10K before, so yay for an instant PR! :D

This run was kind of disjointed. I was scheduled for 6 with PCRF Saturday, but the course we ran was short - like, a lot. 5.7 miles. Gr.

We run down this bike path next to... the San Diego Creek Channel. As we all know, all rivers are really concrete on the sides, right?




It was H O T.


There was some water left over from the last time it rained, but.. not much.



We eventually climbed out of the drainage ditch river path, and ran down this lovely, lovely sight...


But then turned around and went back the way we came. Curses.

If you can overlook the river, it's really a pretty view most of the run...


It's not really all curvy like that. Just my incredible picture taking skills while in motion...

So, part one done - 5.7 miles, 1:04:57

Next, I jogged from our end point to my car. .21 miles, 2:05.


Finally, I went home, and #1 asked to come out with me for my final .29. By now, I'm still drenched in sweat (ick), and now it's kind of breezy and overcast. So I'm freezing. That's cute.

#1 continued to show me what's up, and took off like a freaking gazelle.




Final run, .29 miles, 3:22

Total time: 1:10:24

I completely failed to print and bring my bib with me - FAIL! But, I wore the Disney Princess Half shirt (pretty!), paired with this fab skirt that really didn't fit me 2 months ago :D

...And that's a wrap! I had a goal of a 1:15 10K when I started running, and punched that right in the throat. I'm registered for another 10K in July... June appears to be shaping up as the Month of Speed Work.

Thanks, Jess, for organizing!


Teamarcia said...

nicely done skinny minnie!

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Great job on the 10k-and you're rocking that skirt, so cute!

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Great job on the 10k-and you're rocking that skirt, so cute!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Way to knock it out!! how exciting to wear new clothes!! You are getting so fit!

Michael said...

Way to go! Great job on the multi step 10K!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Look at you and your skirt! Way to go, nice 10k too. I just hate the 10k distance...just sayin'.

Caroline said...

Good job on your 10k, I did that also yesterday but mine was in cold rain :(
yep we must be fairly close I am not in San Diego county though. I am about 40 min from Pasadena

JessiePants said...

You look smokin' in your skirt, young lady and congrats on your first 10K (short or not)!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Nice virtual race, congrats

Lesley @ said...

Rock on! Woo-hoo! Love the pics... too great. And yes!!!! on the skirt. Love that feeling. Congrats!

Steel Springs said...

Nice job on the 10k! What kind of skirt is that? It looks cute.

FruitFly said...

Look at you, lifting that shirt and showing your svelte figure. Hot mamma! Perfect outfit for getting your 10K PR!

Kristen said...

Congrats on finishing! I'm still stuck at 3.1 miles...I want to go farther but don't quite know how to get there! And being a california girl, I love the comment about all rivers having "concrete sides." Love it!


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