Skirt Sports Virtual #10on10 Recap

This morning I participated in the Skirt Sports #10on10 Virtual Run to celebrate their 10 year anniversary of running liberated and chafe free in a skirt! These are the fun race day instructions that I received along with a cute skirt (my first time wearing one) and some fuel to power me through! 

Skirt Sports #10on10


I am honored enough to have a friend staying with us this weekend who is an elite marathoner and great running inspiration.  His name is Dr. Shawn Williams– he not only has years of experience as a distance runner and coach but is also a well respected chiropractor that specializes in performance enhancement and injury prevention. He was scheduled for a 20 miler today and since I had the Skirt Sports virtual race, he agreed to head out with me and run along for the first few miles.  

After having a big cup of coffee and discussing our running route, we headed out and although a bit chilly, it was pretty sunny and dry- perfect running weather! Shawn set the pace for me and was nice enough to run along for the first three miles or so until I got into a groove.  

Skirt Sports #10on10 Recap

Snapped a pic of these beauties around mile 5- such a perfect day for a run!

Since he is clearly much faster than I will ever be, he ran ahead so that he could make some real progress with his run.  I was running much faster than I usually do but was determined to stay at the pace he had set for me, about a 7:43 min/mile. At mile 5, it seemed doable and by mile 8 I was still running at that pace but it was starting to become a struggle. I toughed it out for the last two miles though and managed to finish strong with a time of 1:18:16! A new PR for me and much faster than my normal long runs by nearly 30 seconds.  Skirt Sports #10on10 Recap! I really couldn’t be happier with this time and only hope this means that I can accomplish my goal of running the half in Nov with a 1:45 finish time.  I don’t plan on keeping my training runs at this pace but knowing that I am capable of it at a race pace is really exciting! I am really thankful that Shawn was nice enough to start the run with me and help set the pace- I certainly wouldn’t have attempted to push past my comfort zone without his encouragement! Skirt Sports #10on10

No fun photos were taken at the finish (mostly because I was a sweaty mess and dying) but I do have this finisher logo printed on my new skirt! That sort of counts as a finish photo, right? 😉

QOTD: Did you race this weekend? Have you ever run in a skirt? 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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