Sunday, June 24, 2007

My Big Events

Over the past 2 weekends, I ran in two different 10K's. The first one, Lawyers Have Heart 10K was in Georgetown. MTH was also supposed to run it but there was travel issues that occurred. He was flying into DCA from LGA but didn't get in until after midnight. I had to get up at 6:30am in order to be ready for the 8am start. Needless to say, MTH slept in a little later than that. I ran it in 61:22 which is about 9:53 minutes. But, my split (the first 5K) was 33:20 which means I ran the second half of the race much faster. The reason for that was all the people in my way in the beginning. Therefore, I actually think I could go faster! Next time, I'm going to push myself.

The second 10K was the XTerra James River Scramble. It was a trail run through the James River Park system in the middle of Richmond, VA. As you may or may not know, the James River runs through the middle of Richmond. Because of the river, there are all kinds of trails like you might find out in the country but in the city. It was a really cool race that I enjoyed much more than a normal 10K. I'm ready for another one. I'm hoping to update this post with a picture from the race where I'm running over some rocks to cross the river (no water in sight).

That same day, MTH did the James River Splash, a one mile swim in the James River. Unfortunately, it was 15 miles from where my event took place so we didn't get to see each other. The good part was that my parents and my sister were in town for Father's Day weekend. My mom and sister went with me to cheer me on. My father went with MTH to cheer him on. MTH did well in his event (as expected!).

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