Sunday, June 8, 2014

Paddys Pig 10k Race Recap

I left this race pretty disappointed in myself. As previously posted I was anticipating a 56 min finish. That did not happen. I started out too fast with the first 2 miles at an 8:45 pace and i just couldn't keep it. I physically felt great with no hip or knee pain which is great but  that just means i lost the mental battle. I let my head win not my heart. 

This was a small race. There were only 29 people in the 10k portion. The other 100+ people were in the 5k. Everything was well executed EXCEPT water stations. They had 1station before you even reached 1mile. In hind sight i should've grabbed some then but i figured they'd have some sooner then they did. This may have affected my time some. The next 3 miles were in the direct sun. I was so hot and thirsty and as it turned out the next water stop was at mile 4.  I stopped a few times to walk and my finish time I'm not super proud of. I should have been able to come in at under an hour and i didn't. My official time was 1:03:24. (6.3miles). A 10min pace. 

I placed 19th overall. 3rd in my age category. Sounds more impressive than it was. Remember there was only 29 people.

So, anyway. I finished my first 10k and that's what counts. I've already decided that I'm coming back to this race next year and I'm going to redeam myself!  I will conquer the Paddys Pig. I will make this race mine. 

*Things to work on.
 Running in heat.
Starting slower. 


  1. Don't be so hard on your self, you couldn't have even touched 10k this time last year

  2. Well, thanks. That's actually true. I didn't think about it like that. Just frustrating to have so many training runs go better than the actual race.