Sunday, April 02, 2006

Cherry Blossom Ten Miler Race Report

I just got back from the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler. PERFECT weather, cherry blossoms were at their peak, women's WORLD RECORD was set there today (54-something?? I don't know by whom, I was, uh, well before the halfway point when she finished).

I finished in my 2nd or 3rd fastest time for ten miles, I think (1:56:51 by my watch), but I don't recommend trying to run a 10-miler after restricting calories for a week. Good thing it wasn't a big race for me, just a local fun one. The course was very crowded (10,000 runners) and I just tried to go with the flow and stay relaxed. I felt great until mile 6 or so and then had a major bonk. Then I just kept jogging along and thinking to myself, "See? I can keep jogging even if I bonk. Just slower. MUCH slower."





The best part of the day was seeing Keri, Holly (looking happy and energetic!), and especially Jeanne - congratulations on challenging yourself by taking on and FINISHING your first ten miler!

14 comments:

LouBob said...

Congrats to all of you!

Downhillnut said...

Great job on hanging in there with your race. I like how you turned dealing with the bonk into a challenge to which you ROSE, instead of just a negative aspect.

Great shot of you and your buds!

I also really enjoyed the pics of your girls (especially on and near the picnic bench - they're cute little bundles of energy).

Keryn said...

What a beautiful day to run! And kudos for finishing the way you did.

*jeanne* said...

Hey, hey the gang's all here...

except...

WHERE the Hecht am I?

Off SOMEPLACE taking pics of SOMETHING, don't ya know?

;-P

jeanne said...

What a fun day! sorry you bonked, but yay for you--kept on runnin', just like the energizer bunny! Thanks for encouraging me to run this!

Tammy said...

Wow! Great pictures. What an awesome day you had :)

Ann Ewbank said...

Congratulations. I've always wanted to do the CB 10 miler. It looks so beautiful! I'm coming to DC on 4/29 but I think the blossoms will be gone by then. I'll just have to settle for running the National Mall, one of my favorite places to run.

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

You and Jeanne got some great photos. Congrats on another race.

Lynne said...

Congrats to you all! You've got to be happy with your time, regardless of how you felt... OH I MISS CHERRY BLOSSOMS!

Fe-lady said...

Congratulations! Nice pix and great race report! Sounds like a fun one, even if that many people were there! Wow.

Nytro said...

congrats on the 10-miler. what beautiful scenery to run in!

Cliff said...

Looks like u guys have so much fun :D

Bolder said...

well done!

great pic of you and your gurls

angie's pink fuzzy said...

Woo hoo!!!