Miles:
2178 total / 0 in 2014
Goal:

(1) min. 10 running miles/week each week this year; (2) run 900 miles in 2012; (3) PR one of my older age (Dave 2.0) race times: mile, 5K, 10K, half marathon.

Dave F ran: I woke up rather tire...

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  • 6 miles
  • 01:06 time
  • 10:36 pace
  • 736 calories
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  • 1213 ft climb
  • 171 max hr
  • 128 avg hr
    • Currently 4/5 Effort.
    effort 4/5
good REHAU Rotary Resolution 10K 6.21 mi 01:06 10:36 pace

I woke up rather tired for this little affair after hosting a party last night, but we were able to get everybody out the door for this little family event in Leesburg, VA. Let's just say I wasn't feeling my best. But let's also say I loved this race! Beautiful jaunt through the rolling hills of the Virginia countryside in horse country. As advertised, probably 80% of the course was on gravel road, the remainder was grass and asphalt.

There were three significant hills, all in the second half of the course. Several other rolling hills too that, combined with the tough hills, just ground me out. I gamely ran the first of the 3 difficult hills, but had to power walk the next two.

My stepson had a great race to finish his first ever 10K. He finished in about 1:01 and his best friend also finished - his first race of any kind - in about 1:10. I was quite proud of them.

For those local, I definitely recommend this race. Well run, well organized, and the trek through the country is quite appealing - and the hills give that added challenge to the distance.

And I would remiss to not mention my bride and stepdaughter enjoyed their 4K Fun Run/Walk up to the mansion on the Morven Estate too! A great day for all of us!

Happy New Year, DMers!! I hope everybody has a great 2012 and fulfills all of their exercise and competition goals.

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  • Jeremy F.
    Jeremy F.

    Nice job on your 10k congrats to you my friend!

    almost 3 years ago Like1 person

  • The Poet K.
    The Poet K.

    Sounds like it was a lot of fun Dave. Happy New Year to you and yours.

    almost 3 years ago Like1 person

  • Stein L.
    Stein L.

    Sounds like a great 10k - nice work!

    almost 3 years ago Like

  • Stu A.

    Besides who would want to miss being recognized for a snot rocket by Piet! :-) Good race Buddy! Happy New Year! See you this Saturday?

    almost 3 years ago Like1 person

  • Scott S.
    Scott S.

    Great start to 2012 Dave. Sounds like you ran a smart race.

    almost 3 years ago Like1 person

  • Debbie
    Debbie

    Great start to 2012. Happy New Year!!

    almost 3 years ago Like1 person

  • Marie
    Marie

    What a cool race! Nice that your whole family could enjoy it!

    almost 3 years ago Like1 person

  • Lee Ann R.
    Lee Ann R.

    Great way to start the year! :-)

    almost 3 years ago Like1 person

  • Leah

    awesome race and start to the year Dave !!

    almost 3 years ago Like1 person

  • Ben P.
    Ben P.

    Great job Dave, super start to the new year, have a great one!

    almost 3 years ago Like1 person

  • Azaka R.
    Azaka R.

    Great job, Dave! Well done!! Congrats to the stepson and friend! They r fast!! Happy New Year!!

    almost 3 years ago Like1 person

  • Piet B.
    Piet B.

    Gravel. Eww. You did better than I would have, considering the surface.

    almost 3 years ago Like1 person

  • Mike S.

    Congratulations to everyone! It is amazing to me that anyone can even run a race on New Year's Day.

    almost 3 years ago Like1 person

  • Petite Hi-five
    Hi-five:

    Great race Dave F!

    almost 3 years ago

  • Mike D.
    Mike D. Congrats
    Congrats:

    Great way to start the year, Dave! Sounds like an awesome race, too!

    almost 3 years ago

  • Stu A. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Nice race Dave. The race advertisement w/the start of the race on grass followed by a picture of the mansion had me salivating to run this one. Gravel's a killer for me though.

    almost 3 years ago

  • Larry
    Larry Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Great race Dave! Sounds like a beautiful, challenging course. I love that area, we played our fall soccer tournament at Ida Lee Park. Happy New Year to you, I hope we can meet sometime this year.

    almost 3 years ago

  • Dave W.
    Dave W. Nice Job
    Nice Job:

    Nice kick off for 2012, Dave
    Happy New Year!

    almost 3 years ago

  • Mark H.
    Mark H. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Great race Dave! Congrats to your stepson and his friend too!

    almost 3 years ago

  • Ray J. Cheers
    Cheers:

    Looks like an awesome 10K! Great run to start 2012! Looking forward to a good 2012 Amigo!

    almost 3 years ago

  • Fidel Q.
    Fidel Q. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Congrats Dave. Way to go!

    almost 3 years ago