So I realized I never blogged about my 10k experience. Whoops! A month late is better than never, right?
Anyway, the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k was held on Saturday, April 13, 2013.
My friend Shannon and I decided to meet up because getting to the race would’ve been a pain in the ass if we went separately and tried to look for parking. After we met at Target, my mom dropped us off at Kroger, which is right near the starting line. The starting line was at Broad Street and Harrison Street, right by the VCU Siegel Center.
I was in wave WC, so my start time was 9:44 a.m. Shannon was in a few waves ahead of me, so she started about 10 minutes before I did.
The race was alright. I kept wanting to turn back and head towards the finish line, but I knew it wouldn’t be fair. I jogged the first mile nonstop and kept alternating between walking/jogging after that.
Here are my official results:
The first time shows how long it took me to run a 5k. The second time shows how much time has lapsed since the race started at 8:30 a.m. The third time shows how long it took me to run the 10k. My time isn’t that great. I’m thinking about doing it again next year and hope to improve on that. I’d like to finish the whole thing within an hour, if possible.
Shannon finished the race in about an hour and 20 minutes.
Here are a couple of photos I snapped along the way: