Monday, March 17, 2014

RJ Corman 10 mile Race Recap

This weekend I ran the RJ Corman 10 mile race. Saturday was the perfect day for it! I couldn't have asked for a better day. It would've been completely perfect if... my music would've worked. Yes, again. 

 I'm standing at the start line, turn on my ipod, and NOTHING. I turn it on and off a few times, still NOTHING. It's dead. Oh. My. Gosh. I had charged this stupid thing all night long! And it's dead! Now I have to run 10 miles with NOTHING. You'd think I would've learned by now to test my electronics before I leave home, but no. I like to learn things the hard way.
 So, I ran 10 miles without music. And I didn't die.
Not sure what's going on here, but something was funny.
I got a lot of compliments on my shirt from Gone for a Run!
The race was at RJ Corman, a railroad company. It was a beautiful course, a lot of it was right along the railroad. I got to run about 4 miles of it with Sarah and Kei. It was great having someone to chat with for part of it!
 Running along the runway was the most difficult part for me. You go from running on a gorgeous course, with little streams and trains, to a LONG, boring runway. I know if I'd had my music, it wouldn't have been nearly as bad.
We ran several miles on this runway!


When I first saw this lady, of course I had to look twice.
I saw her out of the corner of my eye, and thought "oh no, her pants are falling down!!"

Train in the distance
I was hoping to finish in 1:45, but as long as it was under 2, I would be happy. My time was 1:54. 
Coming in to the finish!
One other thing I forgot, was to bring my GU's! I actually brought 2 with me, but left them in the car. I definitely could tell I was missing them as I was running.
 This was an excellent race. The aid stations had Sword hydration and water. One of the aid stations had volunteers from the kids local soccer team. They were AWESOME! They were all so encouraging and cheering us on.
 At the finish line they had chicken from Zaxby's. I can never eat right after a race, so I had to skip that yumminess. They also had homemade churned ice cream. You KNOW I can eat ice cream at any time though!

I might've gone back for seconds too....hey, it's an addiction, I can't help it!

After the race Amy and I went to Copper River Grill. It was great catching up on life with her. She is super fast and got a PR!
This is a race I will definitely be running again!

Who else ran or raced this weekend?

katie

42 comments:

  1. Uggh, I feel the same way when I realize my ipod is dead too...not a good feeling! Congrats!

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  2. I saw you right before the race and was going to compliment your socks but it was really close to the gun going off! I thought the race was beautiful but I like you, struggled running up and down the runway. It was tough! Congrats on the great finish!

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    1. You mean the train horn going off! ;) Congrats to you too. Hopefully we can meet at the next race!

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  3. Congrats on a great finish time!...and your shirt is super cute :)

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  4. Love the outfit! I wish I signed up for a st. Pattys day race this weekend, but I totally forgot :( my local fleet feet had a beer run last Thursday, but I missed out because of work.

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    1. Thanks Jojo! Too bad you didn't get to run a st Patty's day race. Next year don't forget!! ;)

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  5. Those long boring stretches during a race are a killer...you feel great once you're done with them though. Good job completing the race under 2 hours!

    I had my green on this weekend for a 10K.

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    1. Thanks Mike! Can't wait to read about your race.

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  6. you are inspiring! mad props to you for doing that without any music! i would have died!

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  7. I did a 5k walk! It was gorgeous. =)

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  8. fantastic time for a 10 miler! ... I woulda died, totally died, not having music for that long.
    That picture of that person's 'pants' - is that what they were???? - that's hilarious! Who runs with a nude color butt????

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    1. Thanks girl! I believe they were supposed to be chaps...I think? Lol!

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  9. Congrats on finishing it in such a great time :)

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  10. Oh, that runway would be tough.

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    1. It sure was. I didn't think it would ever end!

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  11. Awesome job on your race!! I managed to get in 8.25 miles on Saturday and the weather was amazing....then it snowed today....wahhhhh

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    1. Thanks Teresa! I know, isn't this weather ridiculous? I just want Spring already!!

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  12. Wow Katie! 10 miles! A_M_A_Z_I_N_G = you! You make it sound and look so so easy!

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  13. Race directors should know better than to have long straightaways with nothing fun to look at! Congrats on the race, and yay for ice cream! LOL

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  14. Awesome job, Katie!! Oh man, that runway looks tough. I usually run fine without music, but no scenery would be really hard!

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  15. bah- sucks without music. :( ice-cream post race??? I WANT!! lol
    omg, I totally thought she was loosing her pants as well!!
    love you girlie! great finish time!!

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    1. Tell me about it!!
      I would be totally happy if there was always ice cream after a race.
      Thanks honey, love you much!!

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  16. Awesome job on the run! I really think they need to have ice cream available immediately after every race!! Love your shirt!

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    1. Thanks Rhoda! Yes, I agree!! I just realized we wore the same socks for our races too. :)

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  17. Glad you didn't die without music. :) I would have done a double take at that women's outfit, too. Oops!

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