Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tufts 10k

The race was everything that I'd hoped!  I felt so ready to race and I was!  It was beautiful Boston day and I had a great group of supporters cheering me on.  My in-laws, cousins, and of course my daughter were all there supporting my during the race.  My aunt-in-law, Wendy, also ran the race and kicked butt!  

During my warm-up I ran into Kristina Vegh, who I ran with back at NC State.  I was so excited to see her!  I haven't seen Kris since graduation, so we had a ton to catch up on!  Unfortunately she had to leave 10 minutes after the race, to catch a flight back.  Kris is having an awesome season so far (7th at the 5k nationals), and I know she is going to keep it up!  Hopefully we'll run more races together in the future.

The high-level of competition was apparent at the start of the race, Molly Huddle (the 10k champ) was there along with a bunch of other world-class girls.   I haven't really seen that level of competition since college.  It was very exciting.  We had a pretty fast start, and I kept it under control, but felt great!  It was so nice to come down from altitude.  I could definitely feel the difference and I could actually breathe!  I was in the zone the whole time and it really went by quickly (when compared to a marathon).

I felt great at the finish and ran a 10k PR of 35:27!  I can't wait for the Army Ten Miler!

Here are the results:

Place Divpl Tot  Div   Guntime  Nettime Pace  Name                   Ag S Race# Hometown                           
   22    19/1575 F2029   35:28    35:27  5:43 Kelly Calway          26 F  4091ManitouSpringsCO


  1. Awesome Kelly! By the way, you look Bad A_ _ in the WCAP picture at the top! Love you!

  2. Haha, I thought I looked a bit dorky! But thank you! YOU are the BA one running with a DOUBLE jogging stroller!