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Cajun Cup 10K - Run10k

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Lafayette, Louisiana
United States
Total Time = 59m 32s
Overall Rank = 371/568
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 15/36
Pre-race routine:

Headed to the Bear's (cave) the night before, had pasta, pizza and visited for a while. It was nice. I knocked my head really hard getting into bed. The BearKids have a wooden bunk bed and well, I wasn't paying attention as I got into it. No, a BearKid was not in the bed.

Woke up, talked to Aaron to wish him luck at IMFL, had a PB sandwich, then Bear and I were on our way to meet Bill and family at the race site.
Event warmup:

Hit the porta-potties, stood around, then we ran back to the car so I could leave my pants there.
  • 59m 32s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 09m 36s  min/mile

Clock time: 59:32, 6.2 miles: 9:36 pace.
Garmin: 59:38, 6.32 miles: 9:28 pace.

Was planning on taking this as an easy, convo pace, training run. Bear wanted to actually run and left Bill and I to slack off on our own. We agreed to run at a 10 min. mile pace, easy for both of us. Within 1/2 a mile, my legs were hurting. I was wearing a Triks running skirt that I hadn't worn before...I have worn my other one to run in many times and didn't think this one would be different. I told Bill I was starting to chafe and it didn't look good.
Mile 1: 9:22, HR 161

Hit the water stop a little after mile 1. Walked it, inspected legs (not too bad) and then ran again. We chatted the whole race, everything under the sun. Have I said before what amazing friends I have? Anyway, I was hoping that this is "only" 6 miles and the chafing wouldn't get bad. Boy was I wrong...
Mile 2: 9:16 (includes walking), HR 177

I mentioned to Bill that my HR was crazy high. I am really out of shape. Miles 4-6 weren't going to be fun, but I would be fine, its only 6 miles. My legs were really, really hurting by now. I walked for a minute again somewhere in here and told Bill he might have to leave me. It hurt to run, hurt more to walk. (My cousin said later, after inspecting the chafing, that I should have quit? What?) We kept on trucking.
Mile 3: 9:30, HR 179

By this time I was really hating myself for my choice in bottoms. I was getting a little tired and knew I could hold the pace or go faster for the last 2 miles, but my legs were burning a fire like I've never felt before. Walked a little longer (2 minutes) at the second water stop and b*tched some more.
Mile 4: 10:00, HR 179

Was telling Bill more that I didn't feel that out of shape but my HR this week has been high on all my runs. I must be. I told Bill again to go on, I was feeling like crap, but we were still having fun. Does anyone else make fun of other people racing to make yourself feel better?

As my Garmin hit the mile 5 marker, I was not happy. Mile 5: 9:12. I yell "BASTARD!" We were supposed to be slowing down, but we had sped up! Fastest mile of the day, and Bill had turned into my pacer and dammit, that was not cool. HR: 181. Bill thought it was hysterical, I did not.

I was fine, but my legs again, were in a lot of pain. Just a mile to go. This is the least interesting part of the course, just looping around to the finish straightaway.
Mile 6: 9:34, HR 183

Bills daughter Hanna jumped in at the end to finish with him. I was going to drop back, I did for a second, but my legs burned more to go slower. Tried to stay off to the side so I wouldn't ruin their finish picture.
Mile .32: 8:46, HR 187
What would you do differently?:

What wouldn't I do differently?!
1. not wear that skirt. Its just a lounge, around town errands skirt now.
2. TRAIN! My HR was WAY too high for that amount of effort, but my muscles felt good.

Great to run with friends, good time otherwise.
Post race
Warm down:

Complained, looked for some Neosporin or Vaseline but couldn't find any. Found the beer truck/taps pretty quickly though. I improvised and found a big cooler with canned beer. I stuck one in between my legs and it felt WONDERFUL! Walked around like that for a while... Had 1, it was more than enough and got some jambalaya and talked with Bear.

The post race festivities at this race are some of the best I've ever been too and its why I came back to do it again. Bands, tents, beer, good food, you name it. Nothing I can think of that they overlook.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My choice in race day attire. Lazyness.

Event comments:

They could use more than 2 water stops. Thats my only complaint as we get spoiled with water stops every mile in tri's.

I'm going to upload some pics of the chafing later, so be sure to check back for those. ;)

Last updated: 2006-10-31 12:00 AM
00:59:32 | 06.2 miles | 09m 36s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/36
Overall: 0/568
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2006-11-06 9:01 AM

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Queen BTich
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2006-11-06 9:42 AM
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Extreme Veteran
Fort Worth
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Nice run considering the pain you were going through. Um.... Didn't any one ever tell you NOT to wear something new on race day?? That has been always like race rule number one. Hope you are doing better.

2006-11-06 9:48 AM
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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
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Yeowch!  That sounds painful.  Get some of THIS and read more about healing it HERE.  The Brave Soldier products kick a$s!  Aside from the chafing, it looks like you had a good race and a hell of a lot of fun.   Looking forward to seeing pics, I think...  Foot in mouth
2006-11-06 9:52 AM
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great run girl!!! sorry about the head
2006-11-06 10:01 AM
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2006-11-06 10:37 AM
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I'm glad Bill was there to laugh at you.  Somebody's gotta.

Edited by DerekL 2006-11-06 10:37 AM

2006-11-06 12:28 PM
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That's a pretty impressive time for not having much run training. Sorry about the chafing. I bought a cute New Balance running skirt, which I found out the hard way also, is not for running. Luckily, I only ran for 30 mins in it = minimal chafing.

Let's see the pics!

2006-11-06 12:48 PM
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Dallas, TX
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I'm so confused... how does a shirt chafe a gal? HHHHUUUMMMM???

Well, I wouldn't have run as fast as you did, with training and no chafing... so great job!
2006-11-06 1:23 PM
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Highlands Ranch, CO
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skirt, not shirt........
2006-11-06 1:56 PM
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Keller Tx
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2006-11-06 2:03 PM
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Nice race and ouch - beer helps in so many ways

2006-11-06 7:10 PM
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then we ran back to the car so I could leave my pants there.

For a minute, I thought this was another one of "those" races.

Way to go!

2006-11-07 7:44 AM
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McKinney, TX
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Chafing. Nice.
2006-11-07 10:00 AM
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2006-11-07 11:10 AM
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Mechanicsburg, PA
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Geez, at first I thought this was going to be a modern retelling of the Goldielocks story Ouch and double ouch. Still, that's a mighty fine 10k time there... Great job.

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