Saturday, May 14, 2011

5/3 Riverbank Run 10K (Giveaway Winner)

Well, I ran my first 10K this morning!

Do I look nervous? Because I was :)

Pre-race breakfast was the typical peanut butter toast with banana, which I forgot to take a picture of but I guarantee it looked the same as all the other pieces of PB toast I've eaten. I also unfortunately don't have very many pictures from the race thanks to the rain. It was pouring all morning!

I did manage to snap a couple of quality pictures of us on the way there.

And some lovely folks in the parking garage kindly took a before and after picture of us. What are the odds that we both got back to our cars at the exact same time after such a huge race (22,000 people!)?!

Before (nice and dry):

After (soaking wet after being hardcore and running over 6 miles in the rain):

Also, awesome reader Marina found a photo of us at the very beginning of the race and posted it on facebook for me! Thanks Marina!!

As far as my time goes, my official chip time was 1:11:28, which was right on with my Garmin.

I started out pretty strong running with Eric and Melissa, but after about 1.5 miles into the race I realized that there was no way I could keep that pace the whole time so I slowed it down and ran the rest by myself. I ended up walking a little bit every mile or so after mile 2, which is why my miles get progressively slower.


Mile 1: 9:51
Mile 2: 10:18
Mile 3: 11:48
Mile 4: 12:11
Mile 5: 12:17
Mile 6: 12:21
Last 0.3 miles: 2:53

All in all, I'm pretty content. I wanted to finish around 1:10, and I came pretty darn close to that. Maybe next time ;)

After the race I came home and made a smoothie with frozen berries, raspberry Chobani, strawberry protein powder, spinach and a little water.

It was tasty!

Aaaannd I actually I had a lot more stuff I was wanted to blog about but I just got a phone call from a friend who is in the area and we're gonna go grab some dinner. I haven't seen him in forever so I'm really excited!! I'll be back either later tonight or tomorrow with more about the rest of my day, but first the winner of the Gotein giveaway!

Congratulations, Meghan!

Please email me at with your full name and mailing address so I can get you your samples!


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