Michael Blanchard ran: Updated with official...

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  • 6 miles
  • 00:58 time
  • 09:15 pace
  • 883 calories
  • 0 ft climb
  • 190 max hr
  • 167 avg hr
    • Currently 4/5 Effort.
    effort 4/5
great Firecracker 10K 6.21 mi 00:58 09:15 pace

Updated with official time: 57:31.6. Very happy about that!

This race was really fun, really hard, and really satisfying. I can't say I felt in top shape, what with my achilles pain this week. Plus I woke up having slept on my shoulder weird, so that hurt, too. But once I got to running everything just felt good. There were a few points on the course where something would twinge, but a quick mental form assessment and relaxing took care of it.

The weather today was amazing. I'll post a couple of blurry iPhone pics I took during the race. Here are my splits, which I'm really pleased about!

Garmin Splits: Mile 1: 10:10; Mile 2: 10:21 (lots of hill!); Mile 3: 9:56; Mile 4: 8:42 (coming down the other side!); Mile 5: 8:56; Final .23: 6:18!

I really kicked it at the end, and finished strong. Will post race photos when I get them.

Congrats to everyone who ran this and any other race today!

Garmin: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/25766303

  • Michael B.
    Michael B.

    Oh, and meant to say, I wore my VFF KSOs with Injinji socks. I saw three others in VFFs, and Karen barefoot with duct tape on the soles of her feet! Hope you rocked it, Karen!

    about 9 years ago Like

  • Anna

    Nice fire at the end! Well done.

    about 9 years ago Like

  • Brendan M.
    Brendan M.

    Nice job - races are always fun.

    about 9 years ago Like

  • Scott C.
    Scott C.

    Sub 1 hr! HOLLER!

    about 9 years ago Like

  • Jeremy B.
    Jeremy B.

    Great job, mike. That's a good time.

    about 9 years ago Like

  • Black Hockey J.
    Black Hockey J.

    Nice run, Mike. Beating that hour feels good!

    about 9 years ago Like

  • Miki

    Sub-1 hr in VFFs. Wow. I was tying my shoes at a bench afterwards, saw a dude wearing them, and looked up to see if it was you. Negative. Great job though! Those hills killed me.

    about 9 years ago Like

  • Summer P.
    Summer P.


    about 9 years ago Like

  • Mandy P.
    Mandy P.

    Great splits! Way to get stronger each mile and finish strong =]

    about 9 years ago Like

  • Nina

    Great race Michael!

    about 9 years ago Like

  • Lisa

    Wow - you finished so strong. Great job!!

    about 9 years ago Like

  • Ngoc H.
    Ngoc H.

    Great job!

    about 9 years ago Like

  • Colleen

    Way to pick it up in the end! That's awesome!

    about 9 years ago Like

  • Matt L.
    Matt L.

    Congratulations!! Way to go!

    about 9 years ago Like