Race Recap: Scandia Run 10k

On Saturday 8/9, I raced the Scandia Run 10k in Junction City, OR. This was the race’s 40th anniversary, which I thought was pretty cool!

Since I ran the relay the week before, I wasn’t really sure how this race would go. My left knee had been a little sore all week. I think the relay just overdid it a little bit. I taped my knee on Friday night with some KT Tape, and it felt like it made a huge difference!

Saturday morning, I carpooled with a few other people from the Heart of the Valley (HOTV) run club to the race. We actually had a team signed up — you had to have five people from the same club. We got to the race early enough to check in, and get in a warmup jog, plus some dynamic stretches. The race started right on time at 8am!

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This was a small race, so everyone’s times started when the gun went off — no chip timers on the bibs. They even had volunteers shouting out times at every mile marker, which was kind of fun.

I actually did an amazing job during this race pacing myself. I am so pumped with how it went! I started by trying to keep things feeling easy. Then, I just tried to settle into the pace and not look too much at my watch…just run consistent (which I did!). After four miles, I started dropping down the pace for the last 2.2. According to my garmin, paces were:

Mile 1: 7:27
Mile 2: 7:22
Mile 3: 7:23
Mile 4: 7:22
Mile 5: 7:17
Mile 6: 7:09
To finish: 0.25 miles, 6:30 pace
Official finish time: 45:34

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This was a 3 minute PR — about 25 seconds per mile! And I ended up placing second in my age group! I missed first in my age group by just six seconds!! As a bonus, our team ended up second, and we won some cool sweatshirts with the original Scandia Run logo on them. This was a really fun, flat and fast course. One of the flattest in the area, I’ve heard. Definitely one that I will check out again next year! Another cool feature was that web version race photos (like the one above) could be purchased for just 99 cents! I don’t know about you, but I’m much more likely to buy a photo if they are less than a dollar.

 

This race made me so much more excited to keep going with future training! Keep an eye out for my next post about what I’m training for this fall!

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8 thoughts on “Race Recap: Scandia Run 10k

  1. Kristen

    NICE work out there, lady! You are seriously looking so strong. A 3 minute PR for a 10K is no joke. Congratulations! I can’t wait to see what is next on your schedule! 🙂

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  2. Raechel

    Awesome job, K! I feel like everytime you’re unsure about how a race is gonna go, you set a PR! You look so strong and beautiful! Plus, who doesn’t love $.99 photos?!? miss you!

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  3. Leslie @ TriathleteTreats

    Holy smokes!! What a race and right after a really hard relay!!!!! You are such a bad-ass!! I love that those photos are 99 cents. If more races had photos that cheap…they would all be bought I can guarantee it!! Love that you found a running group!! Are you going to do Pints to Pasta?! I am going to have a giveaway for an entry on the blog soon!!! Hope to see you soon and can’t wait to see what the fall is looking like for you!!!

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