Monday, September 19, 2011

fit style: run a 10k race



On Sunday I woke up early and met up with my friends to run the 8th annual Kit Callahan's Miracle Mile 10k for brain injury awareness! This was the 4th year that we have put a team together to run this race. See, 10 years ago our friend Mac was in a horrible car accident. It was a case of wrong place at the wrong time, and the other driver making a dumb mistake. Because of that mistake, Mac suffered a traumatic brain injury that he has worked so hard to defy every odd and prove almost every doctor wrong with how well he has done.

This year was extra special because Laura, from a la mode et plus, came and ran! It was her very first race ever. Kind of amazing to do a 10k as your first race, right? I ran right about my average easy time, and even better, Reid ran with me the whole time. It was really nice to have someone run with me, especially since the course has you go up a pretty big hill three times.

To get ready for a race, I suggest at least 6 weeks of run/walk interval training (take it easy if you have never run before and just run a minute/walk a minute and repeat) for 30 minutes twice a week and 45 minutes once a week. Then you're ready to try your first race, using the same intervals that you trained with! After that - I suggest following Jeff Galloway's 5k/10k training plan book. I have my next race on October 9th, the Army Ten Miler, and Laura has her next one in December!




When and Where:
What I'm Wearing:
  • jacket - Nike
  • top - runner girl, from a race expo
  • shorts - Target
  • compression socks - from a race expo
  • visor - Flying Pirate 1/2 Marathon
  • shoes - Saucony Kinvara


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