Monday, March 23, 2009
Hooray Spring 6 Miler
On Saturday, I did my entry for the Hooray Spring 6 Miler. RunningLaur was kind enough to organize this race, and I'm glad. Without it, I probably wouldn't have tried.
So, my goal was to do 6 miles at an 8:40 pace.
I threw on the Garmin, and out I went..
Since I don't really run any races, you'll get a full race report here. It makes me feel like a real runner.
Mile 1: Thinking to myself, keep it nice and slow.. plenty of time.. Long race..
End result of mile 1- 7:09.
I think to myself... "Aw, shit." Yeah, there's no way I was maintaining that pace. So, I did the ol' classic race antics and went out too fast.
Mile 2: Thinking to myself.. slow down, mofo. Lot of race to go.
End result of mile 2- 7:58.
Ugh. Yeah, I really need to work on pacing. I have no idea what I'm doing.
Mile 3, I wound up with an 8:29. Pretty close to where I wanted to be. Around this time, I started thinking "Good Lord, people race 10Ks for fun? What the hell is wrong with them?"
I passed the 5K mark at 24:23, which put to rest my question of could I run a sub-25 5K. I wasn't at the puke threshold either, which indicates I can do better...
Mile 4 punched in at 8:26.. At a steady pace now.. My knee/ITB started tweaking a bit at this point.
I ran a little farther and had to stop at an intersection. (Stupid cars)
Yeah, that was it. I stopped, my ITB said "I'm not going again". End of race.
So, I get a big fat DNF on the 6 miler.
Final results: 4.08 in 32:44.
Thanks to RunningLaur for putting this together!