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.

4 comments:

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...

Cathy,

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!