Redemption in the form of the Hero 10K [Fitness Friday]

Fitness

Remember how I said on my Park Ridge 5K post that I have more fun when I just run and don’t worry about my time? Well, the Hero 10K I ran on Sunday was proof.

img_1363

This was my third time running this race (and every time it was thanks to a giveaway from Valerie) and it’s still one of my favorites.

img_1435

I love wearing my costume. I love the course that goes through the Indiana Dunes park (not the dunes themselves, though. Thankfully). I love the small town feel and, I have to say, the fact that I win an age group award because the race is so small.

img_1464

First place in my age group (and second woman overall!)

I had zero expectations for this race. I ran my 10K PR at this race last year but since I’d been 5K training and not 10K training I didn’t think I had a chance of doing anything too spectacular.

Not to mention the liter of beer I drank the day before.

Anyway, the weather was cool but still a bit humid. It was really windy on the beach but once we got into the wooded areas there was no breeze. Still, I was having a good time dodging puddles and admiring the leaves. Lots of people commented on my costume and cheered me on when they realized I was in the top five women!

img_1414

I swear I’m having fun

There was another woman who passed me in the last mile but for some reason she didn’t show up in the results (I think she accidentally registered as a male) so I’m still claiming second woman!

You know what I get to claim? A new 10K PR!

img_1447

See, I told you I run better when I don’t put any pressure on myself. I got myself a 20 second PR and I am still stoked about it. I suppose that’s a pretty good start to marathon training, don’t you think?

img_1469

divider_image

  • Monday 9/26- Leg strength workout
  • Tuesday 9/27 – Upper body strength workout
  • Wednesday 9/28 – Rest day
  • Thursday 9/29 – Leg strength workout
  • Friday 9/30 – Upper body strength workout + 20 min HIIT on the stepmill
  • Saturday 10/1 – 3 mile run
  • Sunday 10/2 – Hero 10K

6 replies on “Redemption in the form of the Hero 10K [Fitness Friday]

Replies are closed.