Thursday, September 10, 2009

The thing about 15K's is...

  • I've never done a 15K I didn't like. However, I only know of two...the Portland Shamrock Run and the Fairhaven Waterfront 15K. I've done each of them twice, Portland in 2007 and 2008 (I was in England during the 2009 race) and Fairhaven in 2007 and 2008 (2009 coming up on Saturday).
  • I don't even know what my 15K PR is! That goes back to them being so uncommon, somehow my times do not stick in my mind.
  • I like the 15K distance because it's longer than a 10K but shorter than a half marathon (duh). I'm almost certain to be done in less than 90 minutes.
  • I think the dream 15K pace would be to run the first 10K at 10K pace and then finish the remaining 5K at 5K pace! Not gonna happen....
  • There were pacers in the 2007 Fairhaven run, and I passed the 9-minute mile pacer about halfway through and stayed ahead for the rest of the race. But my final pace was exactly 9 minutes per mile.
  • Running 15K (9.3 miles) burns more than 1000 calories...certainly enough to accommodate a post-race treat!
  • I'm pretty excited about Saturday. I think it's going to be a great run!


lifestudent said...

We never have any 15Ks around here ... Its either 5K, 8K, or a 1/2 ;) I'm lucky to find a 10K or two during the year to run!

Lisa said...

I love 15K's too. I bet you'll run it right around 1:20. You can probably get under 1:20.

Good luck!!

aron said...

good luck!! i am doing a 10 miler which is pretty close to a 15k... never raced this distance before so i hope i like it as much as you do :)