Tuesday, May 31, 2011

10K RR-Choppy Phone Version.

So-my quick phone version 10K race report! Believe it or not, I am coming back to the land of the living today but the computers won't be ready until late this afternoon, my husband has his laptop at work, and I know I won't get around to this until the weekend with work if I don't put something down NOW.......By the weekend I will be absorbed with virtually cheering for Amanda in her marathon, Jill in her attempted suicide AKA 64 mile ride, and physically cheering for my hubby and my daughter and a few good friends in their 5K and this little 10K will be of little interest. This is going to be a totally untraditional race report in bullet point format because....just because. Perhaps I will expand on it later when I can get some flowing thoughts and actually see what I'm typing!

*Official time 41:39 (not much official about a stopwatch and a short course....6.15 miles) Anyway, 2nd overall female. First was 38 something, third was 48 something so sandwiched way comfortably in the middle. Splits: 6:35, 6:55, 6:38, 6:54, 6:55, 6:52, 5:05. I had mentioned I wanted to be in the 42's. I truly wanted to break 42 but would have been happy under 43.

*The weather was misty rainy but not cold or windy.

*Prior to the race I dropped my ipod down the port 'o potty hole. It was clipped to the front of my shorts and I forgot and down it went.... I said 15 bad words and bruised my knuckle on the door. I was SO upset. I can run without music for a marathon. I can run without music anytime but since I had PLANNED to listen to music and had a playlist ready, this was just aggravating and started me off in a bad place....I also took the opportunity to blame it on my husband and was mad at HIM because I dropped my ipod.....I seriously wouldn't even line up by him at the start because he told me to settle down-ha ha!!

*Took a Pineapple Gu Roctane before the race. First time I've ever taken a Gu before a race.

*My husband was also running this race and I got to stare at his butt for about 5 miles until I couldn't see it anymore...He was inadvertently pacing me and I'm certain I wouldn't have run the same pace without him in front of me....

*Course-HILLY but I liked it! I really think I run so much better AND faster on hills, even uphills. I'm SO much more cautious of my running form and downhills just seem almost like walk breaks. OK- walk breaks is an understatement, but definitely mental breaks for me.

*Mile 1- uphill and it was my fastest mile. I was a bit worried about crashing after I saw my pace since I'm usually more progressive. Mile 2 I was tired already or at least beginning the mental battle. There was a turn around this point with a guy on an ATV pointing us where to go-hick race....I almost asked for a ride (seriously considered dropping out at mile 2-C'MON!!) My mind was NOT cooperating here.

*Mile 3, a long downhill-great timing as I felt much better quickly and started thinking it was all good.

*Mile 4, no memories but getting in a groove I think.

*Mile 5, wanted to drop out. Felt like SHIT. Tired. I had 33:52 written on my hand as a mile 5, 42 minute split. I glanced down and saw I was on pace, felt a little rejuvinated and plugged on...

*Mile 6, burped up puke in my mouth. Not sure this classifies as actually puking but it was GROSS and gagging and I would sold my soul for water to rinse my mouth out.

*Final .15-EVERYTHING in the tank laid out there.

*Made a solemn vow to never run another 10K. (I've made many a solemn vow like to never have another child after number one...to only browse in the Lululemon store etc....)

*Thrilled with my performance and VERY proud of myself for my effort.

So, there you have it. Short, choppy, unproofed but out there anyway!! Congrats to Britt on her killer 10 mile!!!

25 comments:

Shawn said...
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Shawn said...

Sorry about the ipod, that's really $hitty...no pun intended.

Was husband pacing or running for his life??? Mine blames me for everything too....it's okay, he probably has big shoulders.

Burped puke into my mouth??? Yuch...10 bucks says it tasted like pineapple which I can't stand in the first place.....bleeeech

Have a great week and hope you get a bigger keyboard back soon....no more GU for you!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Oh poop! literally! And a semi-pukie award?!

Wow!! You ran a great race on a hilly course! I am just so excited for you and your upcoming marathon! Your training looks so so solid!!!

I have never GU'ed before a race either... but have read many people do that?? will you do that for your marathon?

Jennifer Cotter said...

Ha-ha! Getting mad at my husband for something I did would totally be something I would do. :)
You are such an awesome runner! It's good to hear that even someone as fast as you goes through the same struggles any runner has to face. Hearing how you deal with them is a good learning opportunity for me.

Happy Runner Girl said...

Wow! That is great! I love reading your posts you are so inspiring to me! I can't believe that happened to your ipod! Geez...

Running and living said...

I can't get over the ipod and argument with your husband; that sounded like an Ana-Maria story.
Congrats again! Awesome job! Burping puke, oh, yes, I know that lovely taste! Enjoy your week!

Allison said...

You are awesome!!!

Hey, I've heard that people often run their best races when *angry*. So having your iPod fall in a pile of sh*t likely helped your time! Always a bright side, right?

Congrats on a really solid race! I want to be as fast as you when I grow up!

Teamarcia said...

COngrats on a great race! Big bummer on the iPod. I totally thought of that as I hovered at my race yesterday. Wonder how many iPods have met that kind of demise?

Small Town Runner said...

Score one for the porta potty company!

Glad it wasn't your phone......=D

***
Seriously! WOW !!!! SUPER FAST!!!! And 2nd overall Female is pretty sweet. I am taking notes here. The part you left out is your pacer ;)
. Now I know why!

I love that there were ATV dudes flagging for you. Ha!
And if you can do this on a hilly course, imagine on the flat! I bet you could break 40 next time. So excited for your marathon. You are going to kill it!! (getting excited for Amanda too!)

Working on an email for you...
hope you are recovering well :)

XLMIC said...

What an amazing job! Just killer! I can't believe that about the iPod... only 15 bad words? I wonder if the GU made you puke or helped you run so great... or both? In any event, you did fantastic! And if my almost puking gets a pukie award from BDD, I'd say actually tasting puke in your mouth certainly counts :P

Looking forward to watching (or at least hearing about) you crushing your marathon!

Amanda@runninghood said...

This was better than any traditional race report...so much easier to read... loved every word or bullet of it! Laughing at your attitude with Joe...ha ha. And staring at his butt. Such a strong uphill runner! And I'm wondering if I should try the time on my hand thing. You are amazing Jenn...such an awesome race. I've never raced with music...not so sure I'd like it but who knows. You had no choice obviously and it proved to be good for you! Sorry about your ipod girl! there goes another thing that broke..oven, computer, ipod...gee! Hope you got to enjoy that pizza you had texted about! And do you think you will use that roctane before your marathon??? Should I? or just wait until mile 5??

ajh said...

Awesome time and placement but too funny (sorry) about the I pod. That is my nightmare. I dropped my phone in the toilet once at school but that is so far ahead of dropping something in a porta pottie. How awful! I get blaming your husband. Why not? Why wasn't he holding it for you?

Jill said...

Are you related to Meg? I think she dropped some pricy Oakley's in the can at a race once...and I totally think it was Joe's fault, sheesh, what was he thinking telling you to settle down? I am stunned only 15 swear words, good girl!!

I have grand hopes that someday, when I grow up, I can run half as fast as you! Congratulations, Jenn - that is AWESOME!!!

Oh...and I'm doing my first bike race this weekend...I'm sure that was just a mere slip of your memory cuz you're totally going to be rooting for me that I don't die!! ;)

Excellent job, girl! Very happy for you!!!!!!

xo

Britt said...

So I'm guessing that you had to brave the dark hole of port-o-pottie poop to get that ipod back. Yikes, you may need a tetanus shot now! The things we humans do for technology! I would have most likely blamed the hubby for the new "poop pod" too.

That is an amazing race, truly phenomenal! I've actually never race a 10k in my life, and I don't really have the desire to either. I think it is amazing that you are able to cruse over hills. 2 solid races leading up to a marathon is a great sign, can't wait for it!

GoBigGreen said...

Good job and oops on the ipod:( I think its so funny runner types never eat anything and usually triathletes has this intricate nutririon plan laid out even for a 1oK!
Enjoy the warmer temps:) ( hopefully!)

Tricia said...

congrats! seems like the angry running worked for you :)

kristen said...

I don't know what impresses me more. Your 10k, or that you wrote this post entirely from your phone.

Seriously though, you ROCK! SO impressive and happy that you got your true goal of sub 42. Congratulations.

And of course it's your husbands fault for dropping the ipod down the crapper. Who's else would it be?!

Suzy said...

Way to go!! It sounds like you really left it out there and it paid off. I love that your hubby inadvertently paced you!

Julie D. said...

oh my gosh...your ipod...in the porta-potty? that is awful!!! so sorry. Congrats on an amazing race!!! Congrats on 2nd overall female!!

Jamoosh said...

Oh man - you took the other post down before I could comment. No worries. I hope you make haste to the principal's office to make things straight AND that teacher needs to be disciplined.

Julie said...

Great job! I hate when I puke in my mouth. ICK! Nothing to do but swallow it back down. blech.

You ran a GREAT race!!
CONGRATS ON A JOB VERY WELL DONE!

My uncle, when he was much younger, was on a mission trip in Mexico and he dropped his flashlight down the porta potty. Unfortunately he had his only $100 wrapped inside the flashlight and he had to go in after it...

Happy Runner Girl said...

Hey- Hope everything went ok at school...that made me mad when I read that I am a high school counselor and that was crazy how that teacher treated your daughter!!I feel your pain on your ipod...I drove over mine this morning :( ugh......(your story is worse though....

Cory Reese said...

Way to go! (Loved the puke burp comment!)

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

Girl, you rocked it!! BUMMER about the ipod....I would have gotten mad at Billy because of it too. You are not alone. You are so so fast and give me your love for running hills:)

LindseyAnn said...

Nice race! That's really sad about the iPod!
Pineapple Roctane is my new favorite thing for racing! I took it by accident at a training group run in early May, and it was awesome! Now I just need to talk my store in to selling it. ;)