Today my dad and I ran the Dallas Bagel Run 10K! It was his 22nd Bagel Run (mix of 5k and 10k and person who has run the most Bagel Runs!), my first Bagel Run, and my second 10K. We finished in 1 hr. 10 min. That is two minutes faster than my first 10K in February (Houston Rodeo Run)!
The picture above is after the finish. It was hot and humid! Here’s a review of the morning and the race.
I woke up much earlier than planned. Was ready to get going! Lily woke up too, we played. Had breakfast of wheat toast with peanut butter and a banana, coffee and water.
Got my shoes, bib, ipod ready to go.
Now we’re ready to run! Dad and I stayed together the whole time. The Bagel Run was nice and small, and probably 85% of the people did the 5K, so the 10K was very quiet. The course was also the 5K route twice. Tempting to stop, but also noticed that seeing the crowd at halfway gave a little umph to do it again. The route was also through a pretty neighborhood, a little hilly, no major streets. Great route. Better than the Rodeo Run, which was not so pretty!
So our first half was fine, no major leg pains, good pace, nice weather. My shins did great. Right one twinged a bit, but on a pain scale, it was maybe a 0-2 out of 10 the whole time. My left outer knee started hurting at about mile 3.5. I am pretty sure this is Runner’s Knee. It happened during the first 10K, hasn’t happened since. I welcome suggestions for what to do about this. It would definitely hinder me from being able to run longer distances. Could be that I need more practice running on hard surfaces. That pain was closer to a 7-8 off and on for the rest of the run.
But anyway, we finished, got our well-deserved bagel, and on with the rest of the day. Kinda strange to be ready for lunch at 10:30 a.m.! Here are some more pictures. Lily came too to cheer us on.