Monster Dash 10 Miler

Once again - I am SO damn proud of myself. The Monster Dash 10 miler was not only my biggest race, but it was the last one of the season here in Minnesota. I sorta wish we lived in a state that made running races all year round possible - mainly for the motivation factor! Once you get the momentum going you want to keep it going!

This race was my easiest yet, which tells me training had paid off and I love that! Especially since some of those Saturday runs were not easy.

I highly recommend this race to anyone out there. The costumes that some people wore were hilarious - which made the run go by quicker. I usually remember every single mile marker in a race, but when I got to the end I only remembered mile marker 5, 8 and 10.  My favorite costumes were the two guys wearing tutus who ran next to me for a little while and when I asked them to entertain me they started spinning and twirling.

Below I listed the training program I followed, it worked like a charm and was actually easy to stick to! Side note: My butt and calves look fantastic now.


I did get an e-mail asking how to get started running, and what gear I would recommend. So, below are my recommendations and pictures.

  1. Buy a good pair of tennis shoes - I have a pair of Brooks Glycerine 10s that I love.
  2. My current favorite running top is this one from lululemon - it breaths in all the right places and it’s insanely comfy!
  3. If you are just starting out running I say start with Hal Higdon’s 5k plan - it will ease you in
  4. Once you get really into it you should for sure buy a Garmin - There is nothing more motivating than the buzz that tells you you’ve hit another mile!

Happy Friday everyone!!

      

3 Responses to “Monster Dash 10 Miler”

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    [email protected] — November 2, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    Congratulations on having a great race!

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    Anonymous — November 4, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    Running year round in Minnesota IS possible! I do it and so do many other runners.

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — November 8, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    Congrats on the run that’s absolutely fabulous!! I want to train for just a five k right now, but have to battle previous back injuries before I start up again. Fingers crossed for February!

    Keep up the good work - and I totally love your running plan breakdown. Fab!

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