Howdy Folks! Welcome to Golden! – yeah this picture sums it all up.
well…this picture helps sum up the course…no this isn’t a picture of a roller coaster at Disney Land…this is the elevation profile for the 10K.
They should call this race the “Golden Gallop Up and Down every Hill in Town!”
That being said, I actually had an awesome race.
My friend from Luna Chix also raced. She kicked butt as usual.
Yes, it was FREEZING…but I have a thing about racing in capris or long sleeves- just can’t do it. Anyways, after those first 3 miles of nothing but hills I had worked up quite the sweat.
Getting the Garmin ready, heaven forbid I not know how many more miles until I can collapse and die.
rockin’ the new fully customized funfitgirl HeatSweats visor. loved it.
Off I go! Clearly, I take getting a good, strong start very seriously.
I looked very under dressed compared to my fellow runners. I was honestly really comfortable though – my PRO Compression marathon socks kept my calves warm which is really the most important thing for me.
Since this was a ballon shaped course, my camera man (aka the sweetest fiance ever) couldn’t get any shots out on the course. He didn’t like the idea of just “jogging” along side me to get some great action shots.
So we took this great action shot instead.
super speedy, I know.
here’s my finish
the only thing
other than the massive hills and that the Newton Running tent was not handing out free samples that annoyed me about this race was the fact that they didn’t quite time the timing of the 10K and 5K start correctly to have all the 5K racers finish before the 10K. So I ended up bumbling into a bunch of the tail end of the 5K-ers and I couldn’t really tell who was in the 10K vs 5k so I didn’t have a clue how many people I had to pass to get 1st place. And this 5K girl photo-bombed me with an epic long stride out to the finish.
All in all, it was a great race. I came in at 50:38, 6th in my age group. Not too shabby for a first road 10K.
Big thanks to this guy for going straight from working until 6am to going to my race to take pictures of me and tell me on the way to the race, “now just remember, if you’re not 1st, you’re last” – such a great pep talk.
I came home and used my new blender for the first time to make myself a post race
margarita mixed berry with vanilla protein smoothie.
How was your Sunday Funday?
Best pep talk you’ve gotten?