I honestly have been telling myself that a 10k was nothing to get too worked up about and my inconsistent training was not going to stop me from attaining my time goals.
I didn't respect the distance or train enough and, oh man... did I pay for that. Here's the breakdown:
|What? No balloon arch? Sad.|
The Bad: The first mile was soul-crushing. I huffed and puffed and suffered. I thought about turning around and quitting. Not in that, "It'd be nice to quit" way, but in a very serious, "OMG, I'm going to have a heart attack if I take one more step" way. By mile 2, I had found a groove but I already figured out my time goal was a pipe dream.
|This came just at the right time to keep me moving.|
The Ugly: The last .2 of the 6.2 was a monster hill. The half marathon leaders were passing me and they even walked up the hill. Here's my elevation chart from Garmin:
Lessons Learned: At some point, this lesson is going to sink in. I MUST TRAIN FOR RACES. Train like it's a serious thing. I mean, really. It's getting embarrassing to be me.
Best Part: I looked cute! I wore my Everest SparkleSkirt over tights (because it was in the low 50s this morning!) and big eyelashes.
I ran this race to submit a time to Disney for my upcoming Dumbo Double Dare and Wine & Dine. I am wondering if I will though. The time is not what I had hoped and last time, I didn't submit a time and got in 3 corrals from the last. If I take the lessons learned part to heart and do some training, I can handle being in the last corral. It's not the end of the world. Maybe any time submitted is better than no time submitted? I don't know. I'll have to see if any RunDisney experts chime in on the comments.
|Before the race!|
|After the race! Still smiling!|