Saturday, January 26, 2008

Fishhawk Ranch 10k Race Report

Ta-daa! 2008's first race for the Bigun on the chart. Done. Completed. A nifty little 10K road race with a couple hundred competitors - a great way to start a Saturday morning. Temps in the 50's....while that breaks my biking rule, running has a much lower temperature threshold before the Bigun says no.

No need to really get into too much detail. My goal for the race was a PR and sub-50. PR - check. Sub-50....not so much. Garmin time was 50:12 - we'll soon see what the chip time was. I went out WAY.TOO.FAST! But it was fun...my Dad and nephew came out to cheer, and Excel Man's wife Green Eyed Lady (GEL) ran the 10k as well to her own PR. So it was a great race all around.

What I found most horrific about the whole experience was that GEL actually grabbed a couple safety pins for her race number. I know! Excel Man has to have a couple of extra race number belts floating around the casa, don't ya think? If' I'd have known, I'd have grabbed one for her, but in the registration line, it's a bit too late. Now in his defense, Excel Man is in Iraq for a week, so he may have intended to take care of her before his hasty departure thwarted his plan. Right.

So, it's good to know my HR can get above 147 and I won't explode. Base Training is still awesome - even pure base training, at a heavier weight (I was 250 lbs this morning...) than my previous 10k PR - netted a 1:35 improvement at this distance. On legs with an 11.6 mile long run and 2 bikes totalling 75 miles in them. I feel pretty good about the whole experience.


Edit: Chip time was 50:08. I ran nearly the last 3 miles with a guy who beat me in the last mile...well, came across the finish line 3 seconds ahead of me. But my chip time was faster then his. Yea, baby yea.

19 comments:

Jenny Davidson said...

Congratulations on a great race!

Scottie said...

Congrats on your new PR Bigun!! That's a great time Clydesdale warrior!! 50's? How many layers did you have on 4? Nice work bud.

Spokane Al said...

Congratulations on a great race.

Glad to see that you were able to tough it out in those frigid low 50s temperatures.

SUB6 said...

Great run ... Congrats on PR. That seems a fast time for a 'bigun'.

Dan Seifring said...

Bigun, great PR dude. 8:01 pace is flying.

Green Eyed Lady (aka GEL) said...

Thanks so much for letting me tag along. It was a lot of fun especially winning a door prize. I was checking the race results last night and saw there was a 74 year old man who ran the 10K in 48:42 for a pace of 7:51. OMG. I wonder if Excel man would think that's worse than getting chicked? LOL

tri-mama said...

Great job Bigun-you rocked that course! :-) hahahahahhaahhahahahahahahahahhahahahhahahahah

moonpie said...

Nice job man, and way to manage your HR through the entire run - nice and steady!!!

JohnnyTri said...

looks like a solid run overall!

you way too fast for JT..

rockon`

S. Baboo said...

Great PR! It's tough throwing in a fast race in the middle of base training.

greyhound said...

Let's see, 10k is about 32,808.4 feet. Which means you require 820,100 foot/pounds of force to cover the same distance I can manage in 459,256 foot/pounds of force. Which means . . . .

You're the Bigun.

tri-dogmom said...

that's a time to be proud of!!!! I'd take it.. any day! Of course that would mean I would need to actually DO a 10k ;-)

supalinds said...

Awesome race!!! You kicked some serious butt. Looks like all that running is paying off.

Loved the recten podcast, btw.

Spandex King said...

Great Race!!

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ShirleyPerly said...

Congrats on the PR! I have a hard time riding in 50 degs too but running, no problemo. Few understand ...

Lana said...

Congrats on the PR Bigun!! You rock!

Bolder said...

outstanding!

blink140pnt6 said...

1:35 improvement over ten K at 147 hr. SWEET!