Thursday, November 22, 2007

Rio Rancho Hobbler Gobbler 10K (race report)

This morning Sweet Baboo, Mini-Baboo, and I ran the Rio Rancho Hobbler Gobbler 10K. With us was Bones, Miguel, aka "Wingman", IronOutlaw, and Michi.
It was with no small amount of trepidation that I entered this race. I woke up and my tendon thing did NOT feel the greatest.

PLUS on my last few "easy" runs I'd felt weak and breathless.

PLUS it was 31 degrees outside.

PLUS it was windy.

PLUS the course was going to be hilly, although nobody knew exactly what it was because it hadn't been published anywhere.

Well, I was right. I was cold. It was hilly. It was tough. My heartrate soart to zone 4 and stayed there most of the time.

Now, before I tell you how I did, I'll tell you that my previous 10K best pace was about 12:20. That was at the end of an Oly, but it was a beautiful day at sea level with no hills.

Today my average pace was...

wait for it...

wait for it...

c'mon, you know you love the anticipation...

10:50 minutes per mile.

That's right, my best 10K EVAR.

I don't question it, I just accept it. And am thankful. For me, this is HUGE. I felt downright SPEEDY. And, I wasn't last. The race was well-run, and they had a 5K fun run and walk. The course was tough but fun, and then they had a Kids 200 meter race afterwards where every kid got a finisher's medal and a pie. Here's the run profile, with my heartrate (in red) and comments:



  1. Woo hoo!!! Good for you.

    And enjoy the rest of your Thanksgiving!

  2. Good job. Way to smash your previous 10K best pace.

    We did the 5K and really didn't decide for sure until this morning.

    S & I thought we saw mini-baboo, but didn't see you...probably because you did the 10K and we were hanging out in the car trying to keep warm until the 5K start.


  3. I did a 10k too. 10:57 pace so you kicked my ass. And I didn't have any hills.

    good job and have a wonderful thanksgiving.

  4. Anonymous5:46 PM

    Nice job...that's a big improvement in your previous pace!

  5. Congrats on the PR.
    Hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving!

  6. Fabulous family activity!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours - and congratulations on your PR!

  7. Congratulations on the new PB, woo hoo!

  8. NICE JOB!!!!! YEAHH!!!!!

  9. Way. To. Go!

    Stay tuned...

  10. Congratulations on the PR!!!! Yippee!!!!!!!!!

  11. WooHoo!!!!! Great time. I love your commentary.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

  12. SWEET! I love it!!! Yay you!!!

    BTW, geeky question. What is it you use to get a graph like that? Is that one of them there newfangled Garmins, and if so, which one?


    She who still runs with a Timex digital watch

  13. Nice pacing! way to go! Congrats!!

  14. WOW-can't run with you anymore- Too fast!


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