March 10, 2016

Newport 10K Giveaway and $40 to spend at ESD

Last weekend, Emmett and I cheered on Robert as he ran his 56th marathon in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. As usual, we had a blast spotting him at several spots on the course, cow-belling, and making new friends with fellow spectators. And as usual, marathon morning got me all nostalgic for the days when I used to wake at the crack of dawn for a chance to race too. It also got me psyched for the Newport 10K in May and logging some beach miles here in South Carolina.
A 3 mile run along Myrtle Beach this week felt great and was a great confidence boost. Thanks for spotting me from our balcony Robert!
On May 14th, I'll be racing the 6.2 miles along the Hudson River Parkway in Jersey City. When I lived in NYC, the Hudson River Parkway paths near my apartment were my favorite long run routes and just thinking about those running with those views again gives me goose bumps. Known as the fastest course in the tristate area, this race might just give me that chance for a post-baby 10K PR if I put in enough work and training. May weather, post race parties with tons of raffles, a fierce elite field, views of the Statue of Liberty, and having my son and husband there to cheer me on. I'm excited! I have the opportunity to give away a free entry to the race as an official blog sponsor and figured I'd throw in an Erica Sara Designs gift certificate too. After all, you'll need a piece of jewelry to celebrate your race, right? Details are below. Good luck and I hope to see you at the race!
What:  Entry to the 13th Annual Newport 10K Race + a $40 Gift Certificate to!

When: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.

Where:  Newport Town Square, 100 Town Square Pl, Jersey City, NJ 07310

More Background:   
Known as the fastest course in the tristate area, the Newport 10,000 is a 10K road race along the Hudson River waterfront in Jersey City’s community of Newport. Recreational and elite runners will have the opportunity to compete at the highest level for their share of $15,400 in prize money.

The USA Track & Field-certified course is comprised of flat and local roads that interweave along the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway and provide spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline. Racers have access to four water stops during the race, as well as clocks at each mile.

The race will be followed by Newport’s annual Post-Race Party, which is going to feature a live DJ, refreshments and prize drawings. Win NY Mets tickets, NY Red Bulls Tickets, a 1-hour massage or several restaurant gift certificates!

Proceeds will be donated to the Barnibas Health, Jersey City Medical Center, the area’s newest regional referral teaching hospital, providing the highest level of care for women and infants, and trauma and heart patients.

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  1. I've only run a handful of 10k's however the last one I ran was a PR... my best tips would be to do what i did ;) follow a training plan (i did 4 runs a week) have longest run go over 10k distance and do hill work once a week, good luck!

  2. With any racing and training, I think the best thing you can do for yourself is stay consistent. If you consistently run and log the miles racing comes naturally! 10ks are always a rough distance and I find myself mentally struggling during miles 4-5. If you make it past those, you are on the home stretch!

  3. even though i hate 10ks, i've always wanted to do this race [plus seeing you wouldn't hurt ;)].

  4. I haven't attempted to beat my 2010 10K PR in almost 6 years. Might be a good time to try it out!

  5. My best 10K training tips are to work on building strength off the trails. Planks, wall sits, pushups, lunges, all of that. It's not until I start working on building a runners' body do I see the pay-off!

  6. I love the 6 mile distance! Since training for a marathon I found that the 5K just isn't worth lacing up my sneakers! Would love to run this one! My tips for training are to increase your mileage slowly, and keep your pace a nice easy talkable running pace. Cross training and doing yoga have been great for me as well to keep injuries at bay! Good luck to everyone!!

  7. My best training tips for any distance is to get in a weekly long run, stay rested, and focus on your goals!

  8. I find doing one hilly run every week is a great training tool for 10k (or longer) distances. I find it easier on the body than doing speed work but with similar benefits to speed work.