Friday, March 23, 2012

WP 10K Pre Race Thoughts

Race Swag!
Tomorrow I'll be running my 7th 10K. (Side note: Wow, I just realized I've run twice as many half marathons as 10Ks.) This will be my 3rd time running this particular 10K race, and I always enjoy it. This year is extra special because the race is celebrating it's 35th Anniversary and we get extra swag:

- Custom medal with spinning peacock.
- Commemorative Tech Tee
- Collectible, Souvenir Glass (I'm most excited about this!)
- $5 Track Shack Cash

As usual, we'll bike there which serves as a nice warm up, but I hope to have time to also run a warm up mile. My goal for this race is aggressive, although within what my Magic Mile predicts: I'd love to break 1 hour or at least a 10 min/mile avg pace (1:02), but ultimately I just want to PR (<1:06). I am not printing a pace chart, but I'll run with my Garmin (Jason fixed it!) and just keep an eye on my average pace. As long as it's under 10:40 I'll PR, which shouldn't be hard since my half PR is 10:32. I'll be pushing to get it under or as close 10 as I can :)

Many from my running group and other running friends will also be there, which always makes racing a lot more fun. Jason will also be out there taking photos, so shout his name and smile if you spot him! However, what I'm most excited about is that I remembered that La Empanada Food Truck is at the Winter Park Farmer's Market on Saturdays! Maybe it will make me run faster now that a post-race empanada is in my future :)

The menu is here: I have my eye on these 2:

Roasted cauliflower, potatoes and chickpeas with golden raisins, green peas and tahini-curry sauce.

Dark chocolate with a sprinkle of crunchy sea salt.


PS - Name Steve's Shorts - Steve in a speedo posted a pair of plaid pink swim jammers he just bought and asked his readers to name them. I suggested "Great Scott!"and my suggestion is among his top 6 favorites! This cracks me up! He now has a poll up for his readers to choose. Check it out and vote for it if you feel so inclined. And you might as well follow his blog because it's awesome. 


Katie Duffy said...

Good luck in your 10k! I just came by to check out the competition (heh heh, Groundskeeper Willy for life!) but then I saw, OH, COOL RUNNING BLOG! My 10k PR is around 1:05 but there is NO WAY I could run a half at 10:30 pace, so I'm pretty sure you're going to do fine. :)

Kitzzy said...

Thanks Katie! Looks like you've pulled ahead now! It was a hot race, but I did PR with 1:03 so I'm thrilled!

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