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Nun Run Virtual 10K

Today I ran the Nun Run 10K virtually as a part of team All For from the Joyfilled family blog.  This virtual run is in conjunction with the Nun Run supporting the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration

I started this morning with a 3 mile run at the Zooma Annapolis race kickoff (more on that soon!). It was a great run with a great bunch of ladies.  After the kick off was over, I headed back home to the local high school track to do the 10K.  Since I had run earlier today and am officially tapering for the marathon, I did not want to run this 10K really hard.  I wanted to run it at a good pace, but slow enough so as to not do anything silly to injure myself this close to the marathon.

I took a before picture: 
As you can tell I am not very good at taking photos of myself.  Then I headed to the track.  It was colder than I expected today and I did not have my gloves, so the first 3 miles were chilly.  I felt really good during the first 2 miles.  Normally, the first miles are the worst for me, but I think since I had already run today, my body was ready to go.  After mile 2, I stared to have troubles with my IT band on my right knee.  I have been doing too much running at the track in the same direction for too long and I think it caught up with me today (Note to self: NO MORE track running for the next two weeks!!).  My knee started to HURT.  So, I switched directions and began run/walk breaks that I normally do at longer distances (9 min run/1 min walk).  That helped alleviate the knee pain somewhat.

The last 4 miles passed uneventfully.  By about 4.5 miles, the knee pain got much better and was barely noticeable.  I felt really good and finished the 6.2 miles in:
57:05 min

Still smiling after!

This was a fun run and I will definitely do it again next year! To check out other virtual runners, go to the Joyfilled family Blog.  Way to go team All For!

We have NOT ARRIVED.
We are far from the finish line.
But we are on CHRIST'S TEAM.
His love ignites us.
...His power fuels us.
His mission compels us.
WE ARE COMMITTED to CHRIST
and to this race.

We will run STRONG and run LONG.

Comments

  1. Sweetness!

    Hey - you're running a marathon in the next two weeks, you don't need to do any more track running! Enjoy the Taper!

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  2. Hi Katie~ Just popping over from Lena's blog to say Congrats and way to go:-) I just updated my post as I ended up in the ER with a terrible back spasm last night after the race-ugh. I was ill-prepared and paid the price. I guess my body isn't as young as it used to be! LOL Anyway, wishing you many blessings as you continue training for your marathon!

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  3. What a great run, after running earlier! My hugely preggo belly is making my 2.5 mile treadmill runs seem soooo hard. My pelvic bones are sore for 2 days after. I don't know how people say you can run while pregnant??

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  4. Great job, Katie! Thanks so much for sharing this... I'm having such a great time visiting all the blogging runners for this event.

    I'm still trying to get our video up on my blog. Once I get that done, you'll be able to visit us as well. :)

    ALL FOR!!

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  5. way to go kate! impressive time and training schedule.

    i look forward to following your marathon journey. i'd love to know how you coordinate your long runs.

    keep in the race! ALL FOR!

    pax Christi - lena

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