Race Recap: Women’s Health Run 10 Feed 10 Fun Run 10K

Run 10 Feed 10 Women's Health 10K benefiting The FEED Foundation


Hello from 34,183 feet! (Thank you, Virgin America for the accuracy.)

I’m on my way to Vegas for 28 hours of bad decisions to celebrate three of my friends’ birthdays! And while that may seem like a ridiculously short amount of time considering I’m flying from the other side of the country, fear not—I can do disgusting amounts of damage in 28 hours. It’s enough.

But before I land in the unhealthiest place in the world, let’s focus on something that my body actually thanked me for today: I ran the Women’s Health Run 10 Feed 10 10K this morning!

The weather couldn’t have been any more perfect for running, and the course was a beautiful loop around the Back Bay, Charles River, Boston Public Garden and Boston Commons. It reminded me why I love this city so much (especially in the fall). Because the temperature was so amazing, I wore a Lululemon tank, and in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I thought it’d be fitting to run in these Kohl’s Cares Tek Gear shorts.

10K Running OutfitKohl’s has teamed up with Tek Gear to create an exclusive activewear collection, from which all net profits will be donated to support the fight against breast cancer. Best part? All items are just $5, $10 or $15, so it’s a charitable purchase that doesn’t break the bank. Check out the collection HERE

Because it wasn’t a timed race, the turnout was smaller than you’d get with other 10Ks, but I actually think it made the experience more enjoyable. Unlike other big races I’ve done where you’re literally just a number in a sea of fellow runner dorks, the hundred or so of us all stretched together before this morning’s run and then broke into groups by mile times, each one being led by a pacer. 

I had prepared for this 10k by…oh, wait, I didn’t prepare for this 10k. Taking that into consideration, I didn’t want to be overly ambitious with the pace group I ran with. I thought a 9-minute mile pace was realistic, so I stuck with that—and it was perfect. I finished in just about 54 minutes.

Run 10 Feed 10 10K Boston Fun Run

The run started and ended at Marathon Sports, which if you’re not familiar with Boston, is right by the finish line of the Boston Marathon. After the run, they had bagels and breakfast food, and all the runners received a FEED bag and 20% off any purchases they made at Marathon Sports that day. Unfortunately I couldn’t stick around long because I had to literally run right across the finish line and into a cab to make my flight. 

Overall, it was a great run, and for a wonderful cause. I would definitely do it again next year!

Hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend, and if you want to follow along on my Vegas adventure, you can catch me on Instagram.


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  1. Looks like an awesome event, I’d love to look into doing it next year

  2. Good for you. Have fun in Vegas!
    Hilary x thehealthycollective.com

  3. Nicole, I love your blog! And your love for running. Quick question… For my first 5K, (coming up at the end of November) would you recommend running a constant 3 miles up until race day, or start tapering sooner rather than later?

    • Thanks, Lauren! I’m admittedly no running expert, but I’d suggest mixing up the lengths and speeds of your runs. In addition to a steady 3 miles, try throwing in a speed workout once a week (sprints on the track or maybe a shorter tempo run in which you alternate between a pace slower than race pace and then a pace faster than race pace). You might also want to do one or two longer runs in the next month (4 or 5 miles). The week before the race is when you want to taper back, and the day before the day you want to just completely rest your legs. Hope that helps and good luck with the race! I’m sure you’ll love it–5Ks are fun! 🙂

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