Race #13: Toughest 10k Galveston

The Toughest 10k Galveston was the second race in the Texas Bridge Series.  The series is comprised of three races (two 10ks and one half marathon).  All three races take you over a different Texas Bridge, and if you complete all three races, you get a bonus medal.  This race took us over and back on the Galveston Causeway on October 20, 2012.

This bridge was 72 feet high and had a 3.5% grade.  It was not quite as bad as the Kemah, except that the bridge felt much longer.  We were feeling pretty good for this race and cut about 5.5 minutes off of our time from the Toughest 10k Kemah the month before!


It’s been awhile now (this is what I get for not recapping immediately!), but I think we mostly ran up the bridge our first time over, and did just a little bit of walking on our way back.  We would pick lamp posts and run to one or two up, then decide to walk until the next lamp post, and repeat.

These were our splits:

  • Mile 1:  10:07
  • Mile 2:  10:17
  • Mile 3:  9:43
  • Mile 4:  9:48
  • Mile 5:  10:29
  • Mile 6:  10:12
  • Mile 6.0 – 6.35:  8:29 pace
  • Total:  1:03:34 (10:01 pace)

This was a fun race!

Toughest 10k Galveston Oct 20, 2012

After the race we walked around Galveston.  We were supposed to do an 8 mile training run this day, so we walked a little over a mile after the race and decided that was close enough.  We found some breakfast and caffeine at MOD Coffeehouse heading back to Houston.


One response to “Race #13: Toughest 10k Galveston

  1. Awesome postings, Thanks a lot!

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