Or....maybe it's just that I need to RACE! So with that in mind, I just signed up for the Super Sunday 10K on February 7. I'm really excited! I've only run 3 10Ks in my life and all of them have been under...let's just say not great racing circumstances. My 10K racing history:
#1 - First leg of a 100K relay, started at 6:30 am. Made the poor life choice of going out the night before and so may or may not have been still a little drunk during the race? Luckily my friend from the other relay team from our club was in a similar situation, so we ran together. I think I finished in somewhere around 48:00-48:30. I jogged home and went back to sleep for like 4 hours, my roommates woke up and thought I hadn't even gone to the race haha. Our relay team actually ended up coming in 2nd overall, so I won a dartboard and a ton of cheese...sweet deal!
#2 - A random race I decided to do while on vacation in NYC. Being that it was the middle of summer, I wasn't in very good shape. It was an NYRR race so they had the starting corrals and the lady at registration thought I was making things up when I said I would run a 7:45 pace. I totally showed that lady, because I finished in 7:43 pace, which I was really quite happy with at the time. I remember it was actually kind of cool because I wore my Wisconsin singlet and the announcer at the finish line yelled "Woo Wisconsin...Go Badgers!" or something to that effect when I finished. My time was 48:02.
After the Park to Park 10K in NYC, 2008. It was pretty cool running the Central Park loop, I have to say. Plus I just need to put more pictures on this blog. :)
#3 - Jingle Bell Run 2008, it was during that month of laziness between XC and track and I had just pulled an all-nighter at the library. Genius, right? It was actually a decent race though, and still is my 10K PR at 46:30, or 7:29 pace.
So, to recap? I've run 10Ks drunk, in a month where I hardly ran at all, and after an all-nighter. Really, what do I have to lose by running one when I'm actually training, not going out, and not having to study all night? Haha. Plus, good old Brad Hudson [my "coach" for this cycle] has a 10K on the plan right around the time this one falls. Seriously? Perfect. And did I mention there's clam chowder and Harpoon beer at the finish? Umm, yeah. Sign me up, please! And I need some new race numbers to add to the wall! I love how in college I had no problem throwing down $20-$30 every single week to race, and now I never do because I feel like I shouldn't. Well you know what..here's another goal for 2010: RACE MORE!
Also I'm ridiculous because I didn't realize that the reason it was called the Super Sunday 5K/10K is because it's Superbowl Sunday...
I'll be back soon! Right now it's off to get my 13 miler done...exactly how soon that will happen I don't know, but I promise you it WILL be done before I go to bed tonight! :)