RACE REPORT: Soldier Field 10 Miler

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My first time ever racing in the Soldier Field 10 Mile was a few weeks ago (yes racing season has begun and I’m already not great at writing about it. We felt like getting a few more runs under our belt before Yosemite’s Bass Lake Sprint Triathlon, I was worried about the hills and figured, why not go a greater distance and continue prepping like a madman on the weekends.

Soldier Field also had some pretty bomb shirts this year, so it was a win/win regardless. It’s also crazily inspiring to start and finish in Soldier Field, as well as receive a medal from a soldier, makes you feel like this was a pretty small feat compared to what they went through fighting for our freedom.

 Screen Shot 2017-06-12 at 11.14.32 AMThe Weather: 

  • The weather was low 50s when we started, which was perfect for a run. I always try to overcompensate with extra layers but I’m glad I didn’t – I’ve also gotten into the habit of checking the winds and it was mild that day, until you turned around so could’ve been way worse.

 

The Course: 

  • This course was a fine one, I like when courses head south on the Lakefront to avoid the congestion of the north side, I never get to see that side too often unless I’m flying by a bike, so I enjoy the change in scenery.

 

The Gear: 

  • Always repping Ballou Skies with a  t-shirt, needed my newer short compression socks, still obsessed with my Hokas and brought some Nuun with me to energize before & after the race, pretty standard of me.

 

Race Stats:

  • Time: 01:35:05 (first time ever, so no comparisons yet)
  • Overall: 2,466 out of 7,031 (yea, I’ll NEVER win a running race… ever)
  • Female: 943 out of 3,939
  • Female 25-29: 139 out of 507
  • Pace per mile: 09:31

 

Next Race: 

  • Yosemite Tri here I come…. ok so that already happened and so did Batavia Tri.. more on those soon!

 

 

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