Sunday, July 10, 2011

10k recap and no more hair.

 I was feeling pretty good about the race, my legs were a little tight from doing a P90X legs work out 2 days before but nothing that I couldn't manage.  The weather was nice but getting more hot and humid  by the minute.  As I was waiting in my corral I had made up my mind that this race was for fitness.  To see where I really truly am at and what I need to achieve during my next training season.  Yes in the back of my mind I was thinking 47:25 from the book Run Less Run Faster but I kind of new that it might be a little out of my reach but a good goal to strive for.

According to my garmin
6.32 miles @ 49:44
Splits
1-7:57
2-7:20
3-7:57
4-8:27
5-7:52
6-7:48
.32-7:25

Ok so I was far off from my 47:25 but I still felt good.  After not running a serious all out race for an entire year I was happy with what I did do.  During mile 4 I slowed for water, it was so hot and humid that I desperately wanted a drink.  I was not the only person thinking that, so was everyone else!  The race was crowded and I could not run through the water station, there were just too many people doing the same thing so that slowed me down. 

When the race began I decided that I was only going to look at my watch at every mile.  I don't like looking all the time, it just messes with my head.  Also during the race I kept thinking about the Great Migration in Africa and the running of the bulls. As I could see the sea of people all running around me and in front of me I kept thinking..... Man we look like a bunch of animals running from something lol!

Anyways, yes I could factor in it was hot, humid, my legs were sore the course was hilly, too many people, yada yada yada but the fact is that is what racing is all about.  Taking the elements in to see what kind of outcome you can achieve.  Every race day is different.   Yes I may not be the fastest but after my 2 weeks of speed work I feel pretty good!!  Woohoo!!

Now I get my one week rest in Myrtle Beach with my sister Heather before my NYC training begins.


Because the race was in Central park Scott and I ate at Good Enough to Eat on the Upper Westside after.  It was one of our favorite places when we lived up there.


The breakfast of champions!

After we were done stuffing our faces we headed to the East River Park just a block from where we live in Brooklyn to get some sun.  It was only 10:30 and already a scorcher!


AND THEN...... at 2:15 I cut ALL my hair off!  So we went into town to celebrate with a little frozen yogurt from my favorite place 16 handles! I had the pink grapefruit and pina-colada flavors with mochi, shredded coconut, banana and yogurt chips.  It was just so so good!


Hope you guys have a great Sunday!

XX
Sarah

20 comments:

  1. Your hair looks awesome! Super sassy!

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  2. So cute! And what a perfect summer look.

    Congrats on your race! With the heat, the crowds, and your sore legs that's a great time!

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  3. Seriously, so adorable Sarah! Time for lots of headbands and bobby pins!

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  4. Congrats on the 10K in some brutal conditions!

    Love the new 'do! It's so perfect for summer.

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  5. Oh man, I love the new haircut! So cute! Congrats on the awesome 10k, too!

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  6. Congrats on the race! And LOVE the hair. How fun and this totally makes me want to wack mine off.

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  7. Great wonderful job on that race!!! YAY!!!!!!!!

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  8. I love your hair!!! So cute! Good job on your race!

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  9. Great job on the race!! That's still an awesome time girl! Oh, and your hair is so cute! The cut is perfect for the shape of your face! I love it!

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  10. Love, love, LOVE your hair!!

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  11. Great, great run Sarah! Sticking iwth sub 8 min. miles is great! And your hair is so, so cute! I. LOVE. IT! I would really love to see some more pics of it though- side and back views. You and Heather are making me itch to cut mine off (and mine's only shoulder length!) Is Jen going to cut her's too???
    -Maia

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  12. Your haircut is so cute! Good job on your 10K!

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  13. Ooh! I cut all my hair off last September. It's so much easier! Way to go on the race. You look so cute post-race. How do you do it?

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  14. Love love love the new haircut! You look so cute :) Awesome race, it was a hot one

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  15. Great job on the race! I know what you mean about trying to not look down at your watch all the time. I feel like if I keep looking at it the miles go by so slowwww!!

    LOVE the hair!! I have been wanting to chop mine off too for the longest time, but haven't worked up the courage though! Yours looks so cute, it might just inspire me to do it! haha :)

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  16. Great job at the race and love the new hair cut.

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  17. wow you did an awesome job on this race, don't discount it. i love the hair and even more the form of celebration!

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