Saturday, November 6, 2010

Add Hawaii to the list...

of states I've raced in! Saturday morning I ran the Day of Hope 10K. I went for a 3 mile run along the path behind the hotels Wednesday morning and when I came back from the run I realized it might be kind of fun to see if there were any small races happening in Maui while I was here. Nothing like last minute. The Day of Hope started 2 hotels up from where we are staying - perfect! Even better proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. I signed up online before the deadline.

I decided to not really "race" the 10K. 1) It's hot. I don't race well in heat and haven't run in the heat in awhile. 2) there are some significant hills 3) I'm on vacation and want to have fun. So I took my camera with me along the course and enjoyed the 6.2 miles! Pictures will be posted when I can get my hands on my USB cord. I may have pushed too much the first mile then backed off significantly to work my way towards some serious positive splits ;) Since it was a small race I found myself running by myself a lot but I passed a few runners over the last 2 miles and found my race rabbit to finish strong in front of the Four Seasons Hotel around 56:40. I pretty much ran my marathon race pace but it's all good. Afterwards, I enjoyed the amazing breakfast buffet (amazing fresh fruit, bagels, water, juice, snack mixes, muffins - oh my!) they had for the runners and walkers overlooking the ocean. Not too shabby of a way to spend a morning in Maui!

12 comments:

Jill said...

That's so cool you did a race while on vaca in Hawaii - I'd totally do the same thing!! Hope you are there having the time of your life!! So jealous you're on the beach!

ajh said...

I love running races on vacation and adding new states. This summer I ran in Co and got to meet Jill! Can't wait to see the pics.

Mark said...

Lookin forward to the pics!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Hey, your marathon pace is my regular pace! Go you girl!! I so want to run a race in a new state! That is on my 2011 goal list. I can't wait to see pics too!

Teamarcia said...

So cool you raced! I'll bet the pics are gorgeous!

Marlene said...

Sounds fantastic! Glad you were able to get your race on in HI. Looking forward to those pics!

Julie (ROJ) said...

Wow that's so cool. I'm very jealous.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

very very awesome and can't wait for pictures!! I keep thinking about looking for races when I travel..and um it's not already for a race but the fam seems to be getting tired of that :)

kilax said...

That is so cool that you found a 10K to run there! Great time! I cannot wait to see the pics :)

runner26 said...

awesome that you added hawaii to the list!! i love doing races in other states--and it sounds like this was a great experience! and way to tough it out in the heat

LindsLovesMiles said...

Jamie,

Thanks for your sweet comment yesterday. I love your blog! :)

Meg said...

It sounds like a perfect way to spend your vacation and it was WARM! Enjoy the rest of your time.