Saturday, October 10, 2009

Zen Run 10K


It was cold and dark when I got up early to go out for my run this morning. I was half awake until that chilly breeze hit my face.

I threw on layers of clothes, gloves, a knit hat, and my ipod. I wasn't sure how far I would go, I knew I wanted to do at least 6 miles, maybe 8. Either way, it would be the longest run I've done in awhile due to dealing with my running injury.

So I'm running along and listening to one of my running podcasts ( I think it was Run Run Live) and they start talking about the World Wide Festival of Races (which is a bunch of virtual races) and I'm thinking, "hey, I think I signed up for that a while back. And then they mentioned that it was THIS weekend. I couldn't remember which race I signed up for, either the half marathon or the 10K, but I decided that at this point a half is out of the question, so I ran the Zen Run 10K virtual race this morning, on the spur of the moment, mostly as a recovery run from my injury, not so much as a race. Ran it in 1:02:44.

Hope everyone is having great races/runs this weekend!


10 comments:

Missy said...

That sounds very fun! What a way to spice up a run - a virtual race you already 'signed up' for, nice job.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

spontaneous virtual race...i love it

Hi! I'm Erin said...

Nice job! If that's your recovery run pace for a 10K I bet you'll kick butt next time you race one!

joyRuN said...

Congrats on the Zen Run! Sounds like it treated you well :)

lindsay said...

congrats on your virtual (sorta-spontaneous) 10k! glad all is still going well with your foot.

Jess said...

Nice job on the virtual race!

The Happy Runner said...

Nice job!

ShirleyPerly said...

Great to hear you are back to running longer distances again. Run or race, every pain-free step is a good thing :-)

RunToTheFinish said...

all the way up to a 10K already, way to go. I love virtual races and your big is very nice

TiredMamaRunning said...

Nice job on your WWFOR effort! I'm #401, and running my race a week later than the official weekend since I've got my half tomorrow.