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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

We Did It.. Strive 2013 10 Miler Race Recap!

Well my friends,  my sister, Miranda and I successfully ran our 10 Mile race this past Sunday! 

And despite the insane wind the weather was great!  We ran the Kowolaski Strive 10 Miler which is a smaller race that takes place around the beautiful White Bear Lake! The race raises money for the Strive Foundation which helps local seniors in area high schools raise their GPA's, graduate from high school and get scholarships to further their education.  And 100% of the races entry fee goes to the Strive Foundation!  Amazing!  I ran the race last year as my first ever 10 Miler (read race recap here) but I was extremely happy to have my sister by my side this year on race day! 

My mom and Derek were there to cheer us on and I know both my sister and I appreciated seeing them at mile 4.5.  It was also great seeing both their smiling faces at the finish line cow bells and all!   I definitely needed a little extra motivation for this race.   I was having a rough race day.  I was in a bit of a race funk and couldn't find my running groove.  But I stuck it out and ended up with a new 10 miler PR!  My sister did amazing as well and I couldn't be more proud of her!  It was such an honor to help her train for her first long distance race and such a privilege to witness her run through the finish line strong!   10 miles is not a piece of cake but she tackled the double digit distance “head on” and came out strong! 

Check out the Stats:

Hilliary's Race Stats - 

10 Miler Official Time - 1:17:21
10 Miler Watch Time - 1:16:58
Over All Place - 32nd out of 131
Women's Over all Place - 7th out of 64
Women's Age Group Place - 4th out of 9

Miranda's Race Stats- 

10 Miler Official Time - 1:36:42
Over All Place - 89th out of 131
Women's Over all Place - 38th out of 64
Women's Age Group Place - 7th out of 9

I am looking forward to more training runs with my sister!  Such a great way to bond! Half Marathons here we come! 

Have you ever run a race with a sibling?