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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Running Diva Mom's 10/10/10 10K Virtual Race

In ten-pin bowling 10 pins are arranged in a triangular pattern and there are 10 frames per game.

Ten is the smallest noncototient, a number that cannot be expressed as the difference between any integer and the total number of coprimes below it.

In blackjack, the Ten, Jack, Queen and King are all worth 10 points.

So …. What does all of this mean?!?!?

In honor of October 10, 2010, I’ll be he hosting a 10/10/10 10K Virtual Race. Whether you are training for a fall marathon, looking for some motivation after racing season or are just competitive (you know who you are …), I hope that you will join me.

I’ve actually never run a 10K before and am looking forward to seeing what I can pull off at that distance. On October 10 I will have had exactly one week to recover from my third marathon.

Create your own race bib, featuring the #10, to be eligible for extra prizes!

Here are the details.

When: Anytime October 1 – October 15

Email me [ runningdivamom at charter dot net ] with a link to your race report, photos and finishing time by midnight on Sunday, October 17.

Race reports and prizes will be announced on October 18.

Distance: 10K (6.2 miles)

Cost: FREE

Prizes:

Fastest Time: Five packets of Gu Energy Gel

Most Creative Race Bib (featuring the #10): One Pair of Chrissy’s Knee High Socks

One Random Winner: One Pair of Ryders Eyewear Sunglasses w/ Case

Now, go ahead! Simply, LEAVE A COMMENT to let me know you’re committed. Feel free to repost about this virtual race on your own blog. Thank you for spreading the word!


63 comments:

  1. I am in for Oct 9th. I can make it part of my last long training run for my Half Marathon on 10/16!

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  2. I'm in! That will be perfect I have a 6-miler on my schedule for the week before my half!

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  3. I'm SO in. I could use some speed work before the Philly Marathon in November! And I like a little friendly competition.

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  4. Since I'm registered for a half-marathon on 10/10/10, I'll incorporate a 10K into it! Just post a reminder because October is a long ways off.

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  5. I'm running the Tufts 10K for Women on 10/11 - it will be my first 10K! Can I double dip and count it?

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  6. That should give me plenty of time to recover from my marathon. :-) I hope I win the 'crazy pregnant lady runs a 10K' award.

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  7. Well, I love to do it BUT 10/10/10 is the Chicago Marathon, so I will be running a 10K and more. Does that count? I have a 6mile run schdueled for 9/29 .

    I wish everyone the best of luck!!!!

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  8. i have my first marathon that same day...so I will definitely be doing a 10K!!

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  9. Sounds awesome! I'm totally in...if I remember to do it! Oct. is sooo far away! :)

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  10. I'm in. It'll be a good distance run between two halfs I have that month.

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  11. I want to commit, but as you know, I have not worked back up to 6.2 miles yet after my knee surgery. So, my question is.....Can I commit to 2 5K's in that same time span....Not too worried about the time cuz I definately wont be the fastest anyway, but would love to challenge myself to run 3.1 twice because I think I'll be able to run that far by then.....Let me know what you think. If I miraculously rev up my miles to 6.2 by then ( but really don't think that's doable) I'll do the 10K.

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  12. I'm In:) My first virtual race!

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  13. I would definitely like to sign up- this will be my first virtual race, and my first 10K. I will also most likely be doing it on a cruise ship jogging track :)!

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  14. Oooh, count me in! Thanks for the hook up! I like for us crazy Mom's on the "run" that we have a window to get in our race. Fun!

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  15. If I am running in a half marathon relay (so it is 6.55 miles) can that count?? I am trying to get my husband hooked to run with me - so he is running the relay with me!! :) It is on 10/3/10... Of course maybe if we are energized and insane he will run again with me on 10/10... hmmmm...

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  16. I'm in! I'll be in Chicago cheering on my sister for the Chicago Marathon that weekend, so I probably won't do it then, but I'll be sure to get it in the weekend before!

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  17. I'm in! :) Thanks for hosting this race.

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  18. Oh how fun!!! I am soooo in!! :D that'll be about 15 days after my first half marathon... it will also be my first virtual race!! :D

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  19. Sounds awesome! I will shoot for the full distance but may need to scale back to a 5K as I'm recovering from an IT band injury. Can't wait!

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  21. I'm in!! Probably will run on the 9th or the 10th.

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  22. I'm in. I wanted another race to do :)

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  23. I'm in! I'm just learning about the virtual runs and since I just signed up for a run (50K) in January... I will be running everyday through Jan 8!

    Can't wait! Thanks for putting this together

    I will blog about it tomorrow in my weekly recap :)

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  24. Can't think that far ahead right now, but it sounds like a lot of fun!

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  25. Mari sent me this link. I am in! I have my first tri tomorrow, Sprint distance, and will need a good running focus for a while.

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  26. Just made my race bib. Now I just need to not lose it, and remember to post my report. Probably doing the arb loop on 10/2 before chicago. :)

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  27. I'm in. Going to be my first virtual race~ woo hoo!

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  28. I am in. Actually running a pumpkin fest 10k!

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  29. Definitely in...1 week post-marathon!

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  30. Track Coach is a go! Question... I see I am the only non-female on the list, am I still allowed to race? I would be happy to do it regardless of the opportunity for prizes (although I think I should definitely be eligible for the race bib contest...).

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  31. Sounds like fun--count me in!

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  32. I'm in! I thought I had signed up for this....but that might have been on the "to do" list that never gets done :)

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  33. I'm in. I have already signed up for a 10k on 10/9/10, so this works perfectly!

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  34. I'm in - I have a 5k on 10/2 and on 10/9.

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  35. I'm running a 10K on the 10/9 so I'm in!

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  36. I'm in. I've got 16 that day. Can't wait. Good luck to everyone :)

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  37. I would like to join in on this.

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  38. I'm in! I'll be running my first marathon on 10.10.10 (Victoria, BC) so I'll have 4 x 10k splits to give you! Can't imagine that I'll win fastest time, but my shot at the random draw is as good as everyone else's. :)

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  39. Count me in! I might be doing a 10 miler (or 10K) race with the local running club on 10/10/10.

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  40. You said all my favorite words at once. Free and race and prize and...
    I'm in.

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  41. Ok, I've been wanting to run a 10k sometime this fall and it looks like there is one tomorrow in Cheticamp, NS. I will see if I can register and "just do it"!

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