Sunday, May 4, 2008

Run for the Zoo Race Report

This morning, Husband & I awoke early New Mexico Run for the Zoo 10K. The weather looked nice. It was about 45deg and sunny. I opted to run in a skirt with a long sleeve shirt over a tank top. Brought the hydration belt with 2 bottles accelerade. Also brought my shuffle and headphones. And of course, I wore one of my headsweats hats.

This is a popular local event. It draws thousands of participants for the various races (10K, a 5K run, a 5K walk, and a 1 mile fun run). Many of the participants stay to visit the zoo afterwards. We tried to arrive early to secure decent parking, but still ended up walking quite a ways to the start area and standing in a very long line to get our chips. Not to worry though, we had sufficient time and weren't rushed before the race began.

We decided to line up somewhere between the 9min and 10min pace signs. I was hoping for a PR today with my sights set on a finish time in the 01:03:00-01:05:00 range. Husband looked over at me at the start and said "You're on your own this morning." I nodded, knowing that he had intended to run his own race today.

This race doesn't have a start mat, so I started my Garmin when the gun went off. We were off like a herd of stampeeding turdles. It took about 25sec to hit the start line, and then I was able to find space to run.

I'm not feeling particularly bloggy at the moment, but I annotated my splits graph to give you some idea how the race went down for me.


Long story short, we both PRd! My finish time was 01:02:19, a 10:01 min/mi pace. Husband's finish time was 00:55:48, an 8:58min/mi pace. [Now updated with official results!!]

I'm quite pleased about my 10K PR, but not so happy about how my right leg is feeling at the moment. More on that later...

Next weekend is the Virtual 10K on the 10th. I'm participating, but will not be trying to better my PR. I need to give my legs (particularly the right one) a chance to recover.

29 comments:

  1. Great race. Nice PR!
    A 10 minute pace is great!
    Hope the leg is OK!
    Take Care

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  2. All right! That is huge! Congrats to you and hubby!!

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  3. Woo Hoo! Congratulations that is a fabulous pace and a great PR!!!

    Hope your leg is okay.

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  4. Woo hoo Lisa! Great race! You're getting pretty fast there! Hope your leg is okay, soon at least. Congrats!

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  5. Great job with the 10k PR! Make sure to stretch and rest those legs. Congrats to your hubby, too.

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  6. Dannnnnggg Lisa!! You keep getting faster and faster! First the HM PR and now the 10K! Before too long and you're going to have to change the name of your blog ;-) AWESOME JOB! ;D ;D

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  7. Nice job on the PR! And congrats to your husband as well!

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  8. way to get that p.r.... I saw a high of 10:15 and a blazer of 8:45 in the last mile....
    you were strong at the end...

    congrats to you and the hubby

    those bunnies will be chasing you..

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  9. Congrats on a grate race. Hope your leg is ok.

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  10. good job on the race - it was chilly this morning!

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  11. CONGRATULATIONS!!
    Hope the leg gets better v. soon :)

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  12. Whoa .. congrats on the PR! Hope you recover well.

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  13. Nice job!! You should enjoy your recovery after all your hard work. :)

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  14. Great job on the 10k for you and the hubby...

    Rest up and ice up.

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  15. Holy doodle woman, you were flying! Congrats to hubby!!

    look after your leg, have a rest, then get back on the bike! Woot!!

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  16. Lisa-that is an awesome time! great job!

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  17. Yea, Lisa!!! Great PR time, and you really finished strong!

    Congrats to hubby, too!

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  18. Great job on the race!! I hope that your leg is OK.

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  19. Great race and major congratulations on the PR! I hope your pain eases up and is nothing serious! You have to stop describing yourself as a slow runner now!

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  20. Awesome race congrats on the PR! Definitely give those legs a rest if they need it!

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  21. Nice job, Lisa! You totally rocked that race! Wahoo!

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  22. Excellent results!! I really like that turtle template!!

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  23. Wow! Awesome job on the PR!!! You did fantastic, and so did hubby.

    BTW, great job on that bike ride. 25+ miles is a lot for your first time back in the saddle.

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  24. Cool on the PR. You are getting faster!

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  25. WOOHOO Congrats!!!! Great numbers!!

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  26. What a great race: everybody benefits.
    And congratulations to you both.

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  27. Congrats on the PR for the both of you!

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  28. Congrats on the PR! Hope the leg recovers soon.

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