Monday, April 2, 2012

35th Annual Cap 10K

pre race pic - all perty! 3/25/2012
The 35th Annual Capitol 10,000 was on March 25th, with almost 23,000 runners this year!  There have been some years I've run this race and it's been so cold I wore long pants and 2 long sleeved shirts....and then there are times like this year, where it's so hot and humid that I thought I was going to pass out!  This years Cap 10K was probably the worst I've ever felt during a race due to the heat.   

Amanda picked us up early so that we arrived downtown with plenty of time to park, stretch and use the potties.  When we started at 9am it already felt warm ~65 degrees, and when we finished it was around 75 degrees with 90% humidity.  The hubby was nice enough to stay with me for the race (even hung over he's faster than me, pfft!). I actually did OK pace wise until the very last mile. Overall I'm happy with my time and hit my goal (under 58 mins).  I had dreams of running 9 min miles but the heat got to me.  I went back and looked at my results from my very first Cap 10K race, and I managed to run the exact same time!  How weird is that?

Official chip time - 57:44, the hubby came in at 57:35
Avg pace - 9:12  (the course was a bit long at 6.27 miles)
Mile 1 - 8:38
Mile 2 - 9:05
Mile 3 - 9:18
Mile 4 - 9:11
Mile 5 - 9:18
Mile 6 - 9:56 (ugh!)
last 0.27 - 2:19 (8:34 pace)

I'm in the upper left hand corner, white hat

post race pic - HOT!

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