Sorry for the late posting! The Wicked 10k is always a great time! Who doesn’t love a Halloween race?! I love J&A races and I love running out at the VA Beach Oceanfront. Its a familiar place to run for me.
I opted for race day pickup because I’m lazy. Pickup was pretty efficient, but the shirts were a disappointment. I ordered the same size I normally do, and it was way too small. Guess I won’t be wearing it!
Race Day Conditions/Attire
The race started at about 40 degrees, warming up to 50 degrees within a few hours. I opted for a short sleeved shirt under a long sleeved shirt, and capris. I wore a hat, because I’m in love with wearing them for races now. No costume this year because I was lazy!
I hung out in the convention center post packet pickup and just relaxed. I headed out about 20 minutes before the race start so I could get in my corral and look at all the costumes!
I had planned on walking this race because I haven’t really been doing really ANY working out, let alone training for a race.
The first half of the race went pretty quickly, and I was able to stick to about 14 minute miles walking, which I was pretty proud of. I really enjoyed getting to see all of the costumes on parts of the course that wrapped back around itself.
The last half of the race was a little rough. I was ready to be done. I am not really a fan of the 10k distance at all. I started getting a blister on my heel (sock seam in a bad place) and I slowed down considerably.
I wanted to finish on or around 1:40, so I ran a little bit during the last half mile. I finished in 1:40:18.
To be honest, I didn’t even attend the after party. Michael and I had plans later in the day and we wanted to get out of there. After it being so difficult to get beer afterward last year, I didn’t really mind skipping it!
Great weather and a great day. I wish I had trained for it and run it, but I still had a ton of fun walking!
Did anyone run a Halloween run? How was it? Have you ever dressed up for a race?