Today I’m sharing my St. Patty’s Day 10k Race Recap. Spoiler alter: I did not win BUT I had a great race and am proud of my time.
I woke up early on race morning despite the 10:00 am start time. I wanted to eat something and have coffee.
Breakfast was 1/2 cup eggs whites + one whole egg scrambled and wrapped in Siete Foods Cassava & Coconut tortillas along with coffee with collagen and cashew milk.
I’ve never had this big of a breakfast before a race but I know these foods work well with my insides so I went for it.
My clothes were all laid out so getting dressed was easy as can be. For colder races I wear one of two pairs of full length legging, a long sleeve and a vest. Recently, I’ve been running in Brooks Launch 4s and I love love love them. I’ll do a review shortly.
When I arrived at the race, it started to rain and sleet on and off. I was wet, cold and miserable and told myself if I decide to run only half of the race then head home that that was ok. My head wasn’t in the best place in the minutes leading up to start.
St. Patty’s Day 10k Race Recap
Once the race actually started, something in my head switched. My goal was to keep a slower pace (around 10:00 min/mile), enjoy my playlist and focus on the fact that my body is physically able to run and that in itself is amazing.
Before I forget, this race course is as flat as can be.
Mile 1 – 9:06 min/mile
Mile 2 – 9:00 min/mile
Mile 3 – 9:12 min/mile
Mile 4 – 9:22 min/mile
Mile 5 – 9:18 min/mile
Mile 6 – 9:05 min/mile
Last little bit – 8:26 min/mile
Total Time – 55:34 // 6.06 miles // Avg. 9:10 min/mile
Normally I would recap each mile but because the course was super flat and uninteresting, I’m just going to chat about some race day thoughts.
Proud of Negative Splits
Once I got to Mile 5, I decided to turn on my jets a little. I felt great and knew I could turn it up a bit. It worked because miles 5 and 6 were both quicker that mile 4.
Check out the elevation
I love that RunKeeper shows elevation with your splits but this made me laugh. I told you this race was flat. Maybe that’s why I had no problem pacing myself correctly.
I live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
Yes and I bias and no this picture doesn’t do it justice but running along the ocean can’t be beat.
Overall, this race was well organized and there was tons of parking. There were a few vendor booths there but once I was done running, I was more than ready to go home, shower and eat something warm.
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