Monday, July 20, 2009

Run for the Bagel 10K

On Saturday, I went to the Run for the Bagel again.

The race started at 7:30am, meaning I had to leave at O'Dark thirty to get there.

I left my house at 5:20am and met up at Barbie's house. We picked up Shanna and her mom and were off to the race with plenty of time to spare. Once we got there, we were piddling around beforehand and wound up, once again, running to the start. I got to the starting line at 7:29am. Ugh.

It was a cool 65 degrees, which made the race that much more bearable. I've run this race several times, but as usual I was able to forget all about the course until the morning of the race. The course for the 10K is basically two laps of the 5K course. That's all well and good until you hit the second lap. The second lap is boring.

I was actually passing people during the second lap and feeling pretty good even though Garmin was being a brat. My Garmin didn't find the satellites until about the 2 mile mark, and I hadn't reset the laps since the last time I ran. So, I was basically running blind.
Barbie came out and ran in with me when I had about a half mile left. It was with her pacing that I was able to pass the couple that was pushing a baby stroller (he was pushing the stroller, she was turning around to see how far behind her I was). Yay!

I finished in 1:02:42. Not bad. I have no Garmin stats, bleh!
Shanna was the first overall woman in 39:40. Yay Shanna!
Barbie won her age division in 49:59. Yay Barbie!
I won nothing. :(

6 comments:

Delane said...

LOL @ I won nothing...story of my life!!!! But I'm a winner in my own mind (iroll :-)

Al's CL Reviews said...

I thought Delane's post said she was a whiner in her own mind. HAHA!

Good job on the race. I have never won anything, so I feel ya!

X-Country2 said...

You know what you need to do? Host a race with just you! I win something ever time. :o)

AKA Alice said...

I like the 10K distance, but I hate 10K races that are just 2 loops of a 5K...you're right, BORING!!!!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

i think i'd have a hard time mentally with races that are loops. Great race though!

Marci said...

Great job on your 10K!