Tuesday, August 11, 2009

can you catch don 5K with pictures (gasp, yep it's true)...

I had a jam packed weekend which started off with a 5K race early Saturday morning, after which I met my aunt and uncle for a quick iced mocha (YUM, essential post race fuel for me), jetted home to take the fastest shower EVER and hit the road with my mom to head to Tulsa to go wedding dress shopping with my sister.

SIDE NOTE: We were successful on the dress hunt! And we even picked the bridesmaids dresses, all of which are stunning, my sister has impeccable taste. I can't wait for this wedding, she is the most deserving person of all the happiness coming her way!
  • This was the first year for this race, it was a 'zero hour' race, the point was for everyone racing to eventually 'catch don.' Don is a 72-year-old super active runner, the objective was to catch him!
  • The way it worked was that the clock started at 15:00, and every few minutes a new group would run, my group, women 20-something - 30-something started at the 2:00 mark. Women in their 60's started at the 9:00 mark. Don started around the 7:00 mark.
  • I started the race with Kristen the Running Lawyer and Emily the Running Lawyer, it was super hot and sticky humid already at 7:45a when our group got to start.
  • I struggled the entire race, I was hot and slow and just sweating beyond belief. It was like sucking soup, not air. I hung in there and had given myself the time limit of 27:00, which I stayed within, barely. My legs were burning the entire time and I felt like I didn't have the "GO" factor. I was also really thirsty. I think I was a bit fatigued on top of it, the wine the night before probably didn't help much..... but eh...
  • I DID beat Don! My total time was 26:45 (my personal third best 5K time) and Don's time was 30:12. Mission accomplished. Considering my running the past two months, I was happy with my time.
  • The race results are hard to read with the zero hour thing considered, but I'm pretty sure I didn't place in my age group, according to zero hour results (time on the clock when I finished which was 24:45, I was 44th overall, there were about 100 people at the race I would guess) but I'm not going to take the time to go through all the times listed to figure it out.
  • Overall, this race was a lot of fun, just because I sucked that day, doesn't mean the race sucked! It was a cool concept, something different and super small. I am sure I would do this race again. I feel like I'm rating this, should I give it some stars (or running shoes)? If so, I give it 5 out of 5 running shoes, because it was so unique!
And what the people want, race photos:

*my age/gender group at the start line, taking off with k & e*

*this would be me around mile 1*


*the amazing don finishing the race*

*now i'm just being a turd, your little FWR at the finish line*


*with two of my favorite running buds after the race, i just love these girls! can you tell how hot it was?! gross hot. btw i LOVVEE this running outfit i'm wearing, i just put it together really quickly the night before, but seeing it in pictures, i have a new fave (thanks to my mom and sister who got it for me!)*

16 comments:

Marlene said...

What a fun concept for a race! Congrats! Great pics too - love the pink shorts!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Oh yes LUV the running outfit...those shorts are too stinkin cute. Air like Soup, YUCK!! I would be a sweaty beast by the end.

My Reader just went bazurk and kicked everyone out.. Hmmm... guess it is time to look at whose Blogs I really want to read. LOL

Hugs :)

MrsCJ said...

What an interesting race! And I agree, the outfit is cute!

CJ

Irene said...

I hope the concept of this race catches on elsewhere! It sounds like a lot of fun!

J said...

I love weddings - just had to say that!

Sounds like a pretty cool race concept! Great job!

ShutUpandRun said...

Nice outfit. Fun race. Congrats...

onelittletrigirl said...

I have your short!! I also have them in about 6 different colors. My favs!!

Oz Runner said...

yay, you beat don! ha...great job on the race...what a unique concept...hopefully i can get in next year...

D10 said...

The race sounds like fun. I wonder who thought up the concept. It's always nice to have a fun twist on a run. Nice job.

Indi said...

That sounds like it was pretty fun race. Nice concept! I'm not a pink fan my any means, but i have those same shorts and love them. Guess running in pink is totally ok!!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

what a cool event! Nice job beating Don... but I only hope to be running at his age! :D

californiameaghan said...

1. i love anything pink, but i think you knew that already.

2. good job on your time!

3. i must echo the sentiment above - this race sounds fun - i love the idea. we could have chasing meaghan race and then everyone would win because... (im not that fast - dont tell anyone)

Ashley said...

Wish I would have had those shorts for Race for the Cure! I made the mistake of buying some pink running shorts from Wal-Mart (I totally DON'T recommend this!!!) and they stuck to me the entire time once I started sweating - YUCK!! I will never, EVER wear them again!!!

X-Country2 said...

What a cool race. I love when race directors mix it up like that. Great job, and yes, that's an ADORABLE outfit!

Irish Cream said...

I feel like there is too much complicated math involved in that race--ha--but other than that, it looks like it was a blast! Awesome job, especially considering how disgustingly hot and sticky it was! :)

I need your shorts pronto . . . that is the one color of them that I have managed to miss!

aron said...

wooooo CONGRATS :) awesome pics too of course ;)