I am the 384th Fastest 10k Runner in the Valley
JonRoig.com | Posted: 2004-11-15 07:31:46 | 14835 hits | View in Hi-Fi Mode
So the wife and I rolled down to the 29th Annual New Times 10k on Sunday. All in all, a pretty fun run -- I managed to do a 47:01 10k, which averages out to about 7:34 a mile.
... Not too shabby, considering I haven't run a competitive race in well over a decade and haven't even really been timing myself during training. I would've broken 45:00 if I'd planned my pre-race water consumption a bit better and hadn't had to make an unscheduled pit stop during the race.
The 10k course, which snakes around downtown Phoenix, was built for speed. It'd be awhile since I explored that neighborhood -- it's nice and flat, almost perfectly suited for running a big race like this.
Along the way, we were treated to a number of music acts, mostly metal bands... which was very silly. At 9:00 am on a Sunday morning, they looked a bit out of place among the fitness junkies, but they certainly added something special to the event.
Congratulations! Keep practicing and you'll get down to my time. Oh, wait...did you say one hour and forty seven minutes, or just forty seven....nevermind.
- @ 2004-11-17 22:18:21
Congratulations, Jon. Yea, next time try to avoid the pee break. :-) (Like I have any reason at talk -- at all!) Ken
- @ 2004-11-15 16:50:40
excellent time! try gatorade, love, Mom
- @ 2004-11-15 14:27:20
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