Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Peak2Peak 10 mile RACE REPORT

PEAK TO PEAK 10 mile race
1:34:25 (9:27 avg) 113/208 overall....45/114 Females...23/52 F30-39
^Awesome swag for this race! Technical shirt, technical hat and a finishers medal for everyone!

This was my first time running this unique 10 mile race. It starts down in Bellevue, near the Peak Performance store and runs along a beautiful trail up to the Peak Performance store in Omaha.
Race started at 8:30 with near 55* temps. Perfect. They were shuttling people from the Omaha store down to the start line on buses but being that I get terribly motion sick if you even MENTION the phrase 'you wanna ride with me?' I thought it wouldnt be a wise idea to make use of this service.
So, my awesome hubby drove me down to the start line and then picked me up after the race was done. What a guy.

So I got there around 8 and met up with some of my Thursday morning running buddies.
^Anna can NOT take a normal picture facing the sun. Proven fact.

Met a couple new friends from Daily Mile so that was fun (*Hi Michael! Hi Lindsy!*).

Race started pretty much on time. We started about mid-pack and at around a 9:40 pace. I ran with Megan and Jennifer (^the two on the left) for the first couple miles to see how I would feel (I wasnt sure what kind of effort I could give today).

^Around mile 2. According to Jennifer. I was too busy people/bird watching and looking for cameras to smile at, to notice any mile markers.
A bit after this I pulled away as I was feeling pretty good.

^Around mile 7ish. Speaking of motion sickness, I actually got slightly queasy running across the wooden bridges in this race! All the people running on the bridge with me, and shaking it up were not doing my tummy any favors. How rude.

I was pretty pooped the last couple miles and didnt have much left for a final kick. The effort on this run felt like a solid tempo run, which is about the effort I wanted to give today. Didnt feel QUITE up to race pace, but I'm cool wi 'dat.  Still a solid effort.

^Coolest chicks around (minus the dork in the pink).

^Sweet finishers medal

Hubs and kiddos came to pick me up and I totally forgot to get a picture of them and I post-race AT the race, so we did it in the driveway. Please excuse their hair as they were running around like crazy people before the picture. Looking NOTHING like their momma when she runs. Nope. No way.

Recovery has been great. Took Sunday as a total cardio rest day-no post race soreness (probably due to my less-than-race-pace effort). Then did some 'llipty warm up, light weights and planks Monday morning.

Got back into the grove this morning with a 5.1 mi run. Kept it easy the first couple miles (10:31, 10:23 pace) and then upped the effort the last few (9:48, 9:03, 8:46, 8:19). 
Topped it all off with with some push ups when I got home (15 x 5 sets).

Today is my oldest daughters 12th birthday. TWELVE!  She was adopted, I'm sure. NO WAY am I old enough to have a 12 year old....


  1. Anna,
    What an amazing job you did! Thanks for always running with us and bringing your incredible positive attitude! You brighten my day!!! :)

  2. Great re-cap! It was fun to read about your run!
    Happy Birthday to your daughter!! And no- you don't look like the mother to a 12 year old! You could be her sister!!

  3. Love this Anna! I'm adding your blog to my blogroll for sure! Excited to run with you. :)

  4. Great race, Anna!
    Love that your family made it to see. The swag was pretty nice- and awesome that you had no post-race soreness!