Sunday, March 14, 2010

Shamrock Shuffle 2010


The Shamrock Shuffle is over.  This was my first 10k, and I was pretty satisfied with my performance.  I finished in 1:20:07 (slower than my training record of 1:07:52) with a 38:56 split (slower than my previous 5k of 36:59 and training record 33:44).  But this course goes up UW Madison’s observatory hill, which is as steep as all get out.  I was 784/794 total, and 367/368 of men.  The fastest men finished in 34-35 minutes- less than half my time.  Crazy.

I thought I was doing pretty well; I ran the first half at a pretty consistent pace, but people were passing me the whole way.  Especially disheartening were those pushing strollers and double-strollers.  The course is a there-and-back affair; I ran the first half without walking and most of the second.  I’ve not been in a good training groove, and I could stand to lose about 20 pounds.

Of course, I was wearing my Vibram FiveFingers.  Spring is coming, but the lake was still mostly frozen over, so it was pretty cold- probably in the 40s.  Glad I had my Nike Fit Dry pants and jacket.  I had the Nike+ and iPod on me, but I forgot to turn it on until mile 3, and it lost the workout anyways (thank goodness for!)




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