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Zen Run 10K Race Report

Posted Apr 28 2009 1:40pm
Whoo hoo! I set a new PR for my 10K "race" on Saturday! My previous best time was 3 weeks ago when I ran (and walked) 12km. I did my first 10K in about 1:14:00

Saturday's time: 1:08:07

I was actually a bit disappointed in today's time because I really thought I had a good shot at coming close to, if not under, 1 hour. But by the 5K mark, I had aching knees and my IT band and quads tightened up so much that I had to resort to walking a little every 200m.

My first 3 km were great and I went quite a bit faster than I've been running as of late. My usual runs have been in the 7 min/km mark and today I was trying to stay under 6:00 if I could. That was probably my undoing because at the 4 km point, my right knee started to act up and eventually I had to do the walk/run thing for the last 6 km.

Still, I had a fairly decent time overall considering how much walking I did. My avg pace for the whole "race" was about 6:48 min/km.

(For all you Americans out there, 6 min/km = 10 min/mile)


Inspired by my Twitter friend Snowshadow, I tried taking some cell phone video before, during, and after my run. The quality was pretty bad once it was uploaded to my computer but I have posted it below so you can take a look if you want.

I also ripped the audio and used Garageband to make a mini-podcast just for the fun of it. I even added a little canned music between my audio clips so it's kind of fun to do. It's about 10 minutes in total and a bit repetitive because I was never sure which clips I'd be able to keep and which ones I'd toss.

To listen, just click play.

Zen Run 10k - Kelownagirl

YouTube Video (with the same audio)

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