Saturday, June 11, 2011

NYRR Mini 10K

Hello my loves!!!!!!! I hope everyone is having a great weekend!!!!

Guess what I did today? I RAN MY FIRST 10K!!!!!!!!!! I participated in NYRR’s Mini 10

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I started to prep for my race last night, and when I say prepping; I mean bothering Nik to make me a playlist (his music library is BANANAS!)

It only seemed right to kick off Mile 1 with “Run the World Girls” by Beyonce!!!!!

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The Weather Gods were looking down on us and kept it nice and cool…granted the humidity was 96% but hey at least it wasn’t 96 degrees!

Nik came with me (thanks babes!!!!!) and caught some great pictures of the race…

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do you spy mari?????

The first mile of the race was slow and steady, I kept reading in various Runner’s World Magazine that you should run your first mile about 2 minutes slower than the pace you wanted to finish with, so I tried to pace myself so I wouldn’t burn out…10:56 Pace

Mile 2: I gained some speed (10:03), I really loved that we started the race on the Streets of NY!

I snapped this picture while I was running =)

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I don’t know what hit me but when Mile 3 rolled around, I was on a runners high and flew (must have been my sf redbull haha)…fastest split: 9:52

I guess I used all my energy for mile 3 because 4 was a tad slower and I had to start taking some walking breaks, especially on the hills…10:59

I gained some speed again by Mile 5 and I think it might have had something to do with this little dog cheering for us on the sideline! 10:15

Before I knew it, we were already on our 6th mile and I felt pretty good…and I felt even better when I saw Nik cheering me on! 10:23

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And just like that, I completed my first 10K

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I was a sweaty mess!)

And I received my first race medal!!!! I was never involved in sports as a kid so this was HUGE for me!

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Here is my official time:

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I really felt great during my race but after…not so much. I am not sure if it’s because of dehydration but I have been having the worse stomach cramps all day. I have been laying on my couch ever since I got home and took a shower…I hope this feeling goes bye bye.

Overall, I feel really great and I am proud of my accomplishments.

Namaste…

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13 comments :

  1. Congratulations! You've come so far!

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  2. AWESOME job!! You should feel SO proud of yourself!! :D

    Great looking playlist--love "the edge of glory" and "run the world"!!

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  3. I am SO proud of you girl! You definitely rocked that 10K. Try drinking some coconut water. It has tons of potassium and I swear it does wonders for my muscles! I think I need to steal some of the songs from that playlist...my iPod needs an update.

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  4. CONGRATS MARI!!

    You were the best looking girl/runner out there.

    I hope you're enjoying your weekend!

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  5. Congrats on your first 10k. I hope I get there one day!

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  6. good job my love on ur first 10k... u did so good!

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  7. congrats on your first 10k.. that's a huge accomplishment and you should be so proud of yourself.. just started following your blog and really enjoy it :-) enjoy the week..

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  8. GIRL! You kicked B-U-T-T! I knew you would and I hope this race makes you more confident in what you are capable of :)

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  9. Congrats, Mari!! I'm so proud of you! You rocked that 10K!

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  10. Holy Shizz Mari! That is an awesome time!! Woot!

    Doing the happy dance for you and hope that you are feeling better by today!!

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  11. Great job on the run - you rocked it!

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  12. Congrats on the run--hooray for it not being miserable outside! I like your playlist and the Where's Waldo/Mari pic :)

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