Sunday, August 14, 2011

My First 10K @ 1:15:04


So i finally ran a race, after a long time. This time it was a 10K, kind of an upgrade from the 5K i've run before. It was a good time in summer to run, the sky was overcast at the start, a bit of rain during the race. Everything was perfect. Well there has to be a but - right?

There is a but. More like a butt !! Some muscle (i am not an expert on these names), that runs from my butt down my thighs to the knee area (hamstrings ?), kept complaining. I have had these kind of irritants before. They usually go away when i ignore them. This time, i wasnt ignoring them. I was looking out for these and paying them more attention than necessary. So that meant, easing up on my run.

The running was going perfect till about 3+ miles. My usual run is 3 miles. And then from their on, it was slower pace, and a lot of stop and walk syndrome. Well, i must have run my first 3 miles pretty fast, because my overall pace was still about 12 minutes. I am used to 10 minute miles, but that works only for the 3mile runs.

Place Num   Name             Age Hometown       Gun Tim Net Tim Pace 
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  317  185  Nathan Douglas   31 Herndon VA      1:11:46 1:11:23 11:30 
  318  734  Mark Lafleur     40 Leesburg VA     1:13:10 1:12:14 11:38 
  319  430  Steve Hart       64 Leesburg VA     1:13:40 1:12:47 11:43 
  320  799  Chris Vallean    39 Leesburg VA     1:14:44 1:14:10 11:57 
  321  819  C.K. Kumar       46 McLean VA       1:15:04 1:14:58 12:04 
  322  2182 Thomas Bradtke   21 College Park MD 1:16:21 1:16:18 12:17 
  323  332  Glenn Smith      56 Ashburn VA      1:17:39 1:16:30 12:19 
  324  570  John O'Shea      48 Sterling VA     1:18:17 1:17:28 12:28 
  325  788  Ron Ecton        41 Leesburg VA     1:18:23 1:17:40 12:30 
  326  272  Dick Coogan      79 McLean VA       1:20:56 1:20:18 12:56 
Leesburg 10K 2011 - Official Men's 10K Results

I am happy i finished. I started the whole thing, with the worst kind of fear. I usually do that, conjure up the worst in my mind. But like i said, i am happy. This means, that i've broken the fear barrier. Like they say in the Mt Dew commercial - Dar ke aage, Jeet hai !!

1 comment:

Sankarshan said...

woohooo .... well done :)