Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Unbeaten Streak Continues - Chalmette Track Club 23rd Annual 10 mi.\5K Race

10.23 miles, 1:09:30, 6:48 pace

Julie continued her unbeaten streak today by winning the women's overall 5k race in Chalmette, Louisiana today. She's a robot mowing down the competition! She won the past three races she's entered. Check out the post-race photograph:

From left to right:
me (2nd in 10 mile race for male, 30-34)
Julie (1st female overall in 5k)
Dave (3rd in 10 mile race for male, 30-34)
Roy (1st place in his age group for 10 mile race for male)

The course was almost a quarter of a mile longer than 10 miles, but despite that I still managed to finish under my goal time of 70 minutes. The race was a blast, and the Chalmette Track Club is to be commended for a job well done. I'll do my best to attend their events in the future.

Some notes:
1) The weather was beautiful, but the wind was just a touch challenging.
2) The race field was small, and after only 50 yards I had settled into my finishing position -- 6th overall. I ran most of the race alone, and finished about 1:45 behind my nearest competitor and maybe 3-5 minutes in front of the next challenger, the women's overall winner.
3) I managed to fight the urge to take off at an unsustainable pace early on, and ran my fastest miles at the end.
4) The $15 entry fee included a nice long sleeve t-shirt, and a lunch consisting of hamburgers and beer.
5) I'd like to give a shout-out to Roy's daughter, who recently ran a 19:35 5k at her school's cross country meet!

6:55, 6:52, 7:01, 7:03, 6:54, 6:46, 6:39, 6:42, 6:40, 6:34, 1:20 for .22 miles (6:03 pace)

1 comment:

Cory said...

Great job, Julie. I'll bet it's nice to have Jonathan to drive you to and from these races! (Jonathan, I think Dynegy is looking to sponsor the wrong runner in your household!)

Great job this weekend to each of you and good luck in keeping the streak alive!