Gear is prepped for the Women Rock MN 10k tomorrow. Complete with tumblr relay snap bracelet and goodies from tribeckyp.
I’ve run this course before and know it’s going to be tough. The elevation changes are a little scary. There’s a 700 foot climb in the first mile. The good news is it’s an out and back, so we get to run down it at the end. I’ll have Jordan by my side to complain to when things get ridiculous :)
This is the largest women only 10k, half marathon, marathon event in the Twin Cities, so it should be pretty exciting. The swag is pretty great as well. We get a lightweight running jacket, a finishers pendant with a pink sapphire set in it, and pink champagne in a souvenir flute (clearly I will not be imbibing).
The conditions involved 4 hours of sleep, 65 degree temps, 90% humidity, and a bladder that needed to pee. The second half of the course had a ton of hills, but somehow I still managed NEGATIVE splits!! I am baffled.
I walked a little bit at the 3 water stops, and about 0.15 total at the top of hills. Yes, at the TOP of them. My ankles and shins are a little sore, but that’s it!
Official 10K time was 1:08:39 and I’m sadly irritated. I know for a fact that’s wrong because it says the race started at 7:37am and I didn’t cross the start line until 7:42am per my Garmin. I’m sticking with what my watch said. Stupid technical difficulties.
All in all, a great race! Also walked about 3 miles extra around the race festivities. Once my friend was done, I had to run (err, speed walk) back to her car to get our ID’s, and then we enjoyed a bit o’ champagne! Yes… before 10am. That’s why we run, duh.
Hour 34. Wrapped up. Goddamn it I love my crazy job. In the month of August we worked a whopping 270 hours together and no other people I’d rather do it with. @whosbud @laurahrmn @isaacmilkey @dustindlange @raralass @ALLOTHERTEAMOSTAFF #womenrockmn (at Upper Landing Park)