Recently I took part in the Waiheke Island 10km race, that took place on Waiheke Island.
Opting for a shorter distance this time and an opportunity to push myself at a harder pace. Ultra running involves so many hours of slower running it was exciting to be in a race that was going to take less than an hour.
The goal for this event was to finish in the top 10 females and hopefully around 48 minutes. I knew I could run sub 5 minute/km’s I just wasn’t sure how the terrain was and how many hills there were going to be!
In my mind I was gong to run the first half at a slightly slower pace and then pick it up at the 5km mark, this didn’t happen and I basically ran as fast as I could the whole way. Not normally a strategy I go for, but luckily I was able to maintain my pace pretty well through the 10km’s. The worst part was the last 700m which was up a hill and was really tough!
Overall I was happy with the result, producing my fastest every 10km and finishing as the 5th female.
To find out more about the event visit: http://www.waihekehalfmarathon.co.nz/