Cherry Blossom 10 Miler

Spolier alert! I got a 3 min PR and met Christine at the Cherry Blossom 10 miler!
Spolier alert! I got a 3 min PR and met Christine at the Cherry Blossom 10 miler!

I feel like I have been doing nothing but race recaps lately. But don’t worry that is going to change in the next week or so and I will keep this brief! Not as in-depth as the last few recaps. This is what I will say… remember that ten miler I did last month, with gail? Well, I beat that time by 3 minutes and I did not pick it up the entire final mile like I did in Reston. I averaged 10:23 a mile and finished in 1:44:48 <— this is a big accomplishment for me. 

I decided to do it in “new” shoes and ended up jacking up my achilles a little bit (hoping this isnt anything long term… finally seeing some improvement in my score). I had run in them 2 times before a handful of miles, the previous week. I have been testing out neutral cushion+ shoes, when I am used to wearing stability/motion control and it caused my achilles to get irritated. I imagine the rain today is not helping in the matter (as rain always make my joints ache and aggravates any other injuries). 

Anyway, basically I am slowly working towards that 9 min pace for that sub 2 half, although I imagine it will be a while. heh. 

The miles were pretty even for me, ranging from 10:10-10:30. I had one that was 10:51, where I took my top layer off. And one that was 10:59 where I stopped for a water stop since I was running out in my hand held. But overall, I felt REALLY good about this race and super strong! I felt like I could have totally carried on another 3 miles. Just hoping I can pull a similar performance off for Nike at the end of this month. The course was flat and pretty! I will totally be running this next year, if they will have me!

Other highlights of the day… despite achilles issues now, I love the Asics shoe I ran in. Also, I FINALLY got to meet Christine of We Run Disney — she is awesome and I really enjoyed meeting her. I hope to catch her at future races! She seems like a lot of fun and we have been friends on social media outlets for a while! She provides awesome support!!! πŸ˜€

Ok! Not much of a recap. I am keeping it short. Check back over the next few days… you might see something that strikes your fancy.

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10 Comments

  1. Kat says

    You did so awesome girlie – congrats!!

    1. onelittlebecca says

      Thanks buddy! Here’s to more to come. Next time, you come up and pace me, ok? ok. cool. πŸ˜›

  2. Sue @This Mama Runs For Cupcakes says

    Great job!! You will definitely get to that sub 2 half!! Are you doing any speedwork with your training? I got to meet Christine at Shamrock, she is awesome!

    1. onelittlebecca says

      Thanks for reading Sue! Every Thursday I am hauling ass and doing speedwork! I think it may not be Nike when I get my sub 2, but I think I will get it sometime soonish? πŸ™‚

      1. Christine @ We Run Disney says

        Aw you are too sweet! I am totally blushing. I love getting to meet my running buds at races. πŸ™‚ You’ve worked hard and it’s definitely paying off – I know you have a fast half in you! πŸ™‚

      2. onelittlebecca says

        maybe one day, when im older! i am hoping next time we meet, it can be in a place where i dont have to yell πŸ™‚ maybe over ice cream or cupcakes or somethin!

  3. Diana says

    Congrats on the great finish time! I was in the purple wave, too, but quite a ways behind you, apparently. =)

    1. onelittlebecca says

      hahaha awww thanks! I got moved up to green wave at the expo at last min! dunno how that happened! I was just happy to finish! Was totally not planning a PR! Are you local?

  4. Coco says

    Great race! I am always scared of new shoes. I hope the Asics keeps working for you.

    1. onelittlebecca says

      *sigh* they worked very well until mile 8. stay tuned for the next blog post. it will explain everything.

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