Saturday, April 16, 2011

St. Peter's Keys 10k - Saratoga Springs, NY - race recap!


I can't possibly wait to tell you that I PR'd the crap out of this race!!!!

My old 10k time was 1:13:48.

Today's goal was definetly to go under 1:10. And the real goal was to get under 1:07.

1:06:15!!! (unofficial garmin time, not chip timed - official stats should be on the internetz tomorrow)

Omg so awesome! the course was beautiful! it was in saratoga state park. The first part was a few hills through some pretty scenery, and then the second part was mostly flat through the golf course. I've never really been to the park up there before, so it was a nice way to get to see it! There were two water stops - three would've been nice, but its ok. And we got a bright yellow shirt! "all good runners go to heaven" haha. religion isn't really my jam, but i'll still wear it. I didn't know st. peter was heaven's bouncer - i just thought it was a local hospital, which, incidentally, had nothing to do with this race.

Caitlin was a doll and came out in the freezing to cheer on Natalie and I (nat's unofficial time 57:30, speedy!)

I did go out waaaay too fast. but it was ok. i was still able to kick it up after mile 5, and sprint it out to the finish - after handing my ipod off to nat - sometimes i just don't want to hear about the newboyz backseat driving when i'm trying to pound out a sweet-ass PR.

Anyway! I'm off to write some coverletters! And perhaps a Sam Adams since my roomie was sweet enough to buy me a bunch of "layoff" beers. This one's for YOU, Bostoners! Good luck on monday :) :)


Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Congrats on your PR--that's a huge improvement!!!! :)

Natalie said...