Native Sun 10k
November 12, 2011
Previous Native Sun’s:
2009 – 1 hour, 4 minutes, 56 seconds
Chip Time: 1 hour 16 minutes, 2 seconds
The Native Sun 10k was one of the favorite races I’ve ever run which is why when I realized I was going to be in town that weekend, I signed up for the race! The first time I ran the race, the weather was super cool and perfect running weather. My goal 2 years ago was to run it in under an hour. 6.3 miles in under 60 minutes should be doable. I ended up running it in an hour and 4 minutes. I was really disappointed and told myself I would break that record some day.
This year I signed up with beating 60 minutes as my A goal. Beating my previous time was my B goal, and my C goal was just to finish and have a decent run. Two weeks earlier I had a surprisingly good run at the Evergreen Pumpkin run. I was hoping I could pull it together for this race too. Unfortunately I hadn’t trained as well this time around as I had at the time I first ran this race.
I ended up finishing this race in 1:16. Well over my A and B goals. The night before I went out with my coworkers and had a lot of fun which directly affected my racing. My leg started hurting me in this race and my shins were just tight. Looking back a few months later (when I actually decided to write this post so I could record this race), I realize my legs hurting was my lack of training. At least I can take away something I’ve learned, and hopefully use that knowledge to beat my A goal in 2012. Fingers Crossed.