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Newport 10 Miler

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The alarm went off at 4:45 AM Sunday morning and we were in the car by 5:10 making our way to Newport, Rhode Island for the Newport 10 Miler. We deferred last year’s run to this year due to not having a babysitter which ended up working in our favor since last year’s race it rained pretty good while this year was an absolutely gorgeous June morning!

Thankfully the Newport 10 Miler kicks off at 7:30 AM as the sunny temperatures were nice and warm and later in the morning/afternoon would have made the race a touch more difficult due to the heat.

The course is absolutely amazing as it takes runners alongside amazing stretches of the Atlantic Ocean, past the Newport mansions, through neighborhoods and into Fort Adams State Park. Running on the concrete paved Bellevue Avenue where some of the most iconic Newport mansions are located was a remarkable stretch running in a nicely shaded street full of so much grandeur and beauty. Running on the roads abutting the Atlantic Ocean made for another true highlight of the race with some downright amazing views, fresh ocean air and rolling hills that kept you honest as you made your way along the course.

Ran the Newport 10 Miler in some new Mizuno‘s I had picked up last weekend and represented the Amstel XLight brand shirt as a 2017 Amstel XLight ambassador.

I felt strong while running and seemed to be keeping up a good pace throughout the course. Each mile was marked and I was tracking my pace to be quite consistent each mile. Because temps were warm, water and Gatorade at the stops was critical but even with the hydrating I was able to maintain a good pace throughout the course of the race.

I finished the 2017 Newport 10 Miler with a time of 1:26:02, good for 8:36/miles.

 

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  1. Jillian
    June 7, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Awesome job Kevin! I’ve always wanted to run this race 😀

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