Monday, July 10, 2006

Utica Boilermaker 15K 2006- A knitgirl goes the distance

Gete Wami of Ethiopa wins the Women's Title with a time of 49:31
(thus, reaching god-like status-click on the pic for more highlights)

The 15K was a great success! I had a great run and a great time considering that was my first long distance race (I've only done 5k's since now). I completed it in just under 1h45m. That average's out to a nice comfortable pace. But what was nice was that I enjoyed myself. Yes, I actually enjoyed running a 15k (9.3 miles) on a warm summer's morning. Although I was tired towards the end, I wasn't miserable. That had a lot to do with the spectators cheering you on the whole way, the music, and my running partner. I was weary about this race. The training runs were hard and hot. But then I remembered why I run in the first place: because I like it and kept that in mind up until race day and when I crossed the finish line.

If you run, I would definately consider this race for next year.


katiedid said...

Awesome! Great job! I'd be falling down after 1/2 a mile.

Susan said...

Congratulations of completing the Boilermaker! I used to be a runner so I know how exhilirated you must have felt when you crossed the finish line. Good for you!!!

Diana said...


Congratulations! You must be so proud of your accomplishment.

ErLeCa said...

Congratulations! I say if you love doing it, then why not. And it's great that you feel good about yourself. I know I could never run that much!