Monday, October 17, 2011

Boo! Run For Life 10k

Yesterday I ran the Boo! Run For Life 10k and didn't do too shabby for only having run a handfull of times since the half marathon (and not once being over 4 miles!).

Boo! Run for Life 10K

Washington, DC October 16, 2011
ChronoTrack Timing and Scoring
by Capital Running Company

Official Women's Results

Place Div/Tot Num Name Lname Age Hometown              Gun    T Net  T Pace
177    64/113   271   Allison Alter    26   ARLINGTON VA    60:56  60:43   9:47

I REALLY didn't want to do this race to be quite honest, it was only $25, and I just didn't feel prepared. I had a hard time motivating myself to do any running, which is why I only ran a handfull of times. But all in all I'm very glad that I did, if for no other reason then I felt better about day drinking and eating greasy/cheesey nachos later in the afternoon.

The day was beautiful and the weather/temperature was perfect for a nice flat 6 miles around the tidal basin. There were nearly 1,000 people running the race, some in silly costumes like Harry Potter, and we even ran into Colin Farrell (before he turned into a vampire bat and flew off...). Ok, not really, but this kid looked eerily like him from 10 years ago...

I have 46 days before the Hot Chocolate 15k. Here's hoping I get that motivation back and train for this thing. 9.32 miles sounds easy until you're out there and it's below freezing!


  1. 1 hour is an amazing time for a 10k!!!!

  2. Super impressive time Allison!! You're going to rock the Hot Chocolate run! :)