How is it Monday already?! This weekend flew by — and included a blur of a 10k race!Anthony and I ran (read: I made Anthony run with me) the Purity Dairy Dash 10k on Saturday. It was pretty fun!
I was aiming for a sub-43:00 finish (~6:55/min pace) and tried my hardest to make my legs move fast. I know marathons are hard, but I actually think I struggle more with shorter races — it’s pretty tough for me to maintain speed, and there’s not much “wiggle room” when it comes to making up time for slower splits. You’re basically out of breath the whole time — no breaks allowed!The first couple miles went pretty well (6:40-50ish), and then I slowed down a bit as we hit a long, straight, and unshaded path of desert-like doom. Miles 3-5 were more in the 7:00-7:10 range as I adjusted to my first exposure to HOT weather in a long time! For mile 6, I picked it back up to sub-7. I crossed the finish line and hugged this giant bottle of milk with Anthony (who beat me by 40 seconds!)
How’d I do?Official time of 43:50 (3rd for women). A bit slower than I’d hoped, but I was still happy considering the sunny, hot conditions!
This race had a nice flat route and the post-race treats were quite exciting. TSnack tables were overflowing with dairy-based deliciousness:Which included this insane spread of meatballs and mac ‘n’ cheese.
And donuts for good measure?I felt pretty wiped out after a six-mile sprint (and also, it was 9:30 am? who eats meatballs at this hour?), so chugged some chocolate milk and saved the rest for later
Not that I needed to stock up on food reserves, of course. Only hours after the race Anthony and I were back at the buffet table…I made this salad for the potluck affair, and then piled my plate high with all 20+ offerings. Everything was delicious (Anthony’s coworkers sure know how to cook!) but I have to give the bean salad an extra gold star. It had jicama in it!And because it’s Monday and because this post is late, I’m ending it with beautiful chocolate cupcakes.Hope you had an awesome weekend — catch you tomorrow!
- Jicama: yay or nay?
- Which is harder: a marathon or a 10k?
- Go-to potluck recipes?