A few weekends back, the hubs and I ran our second ever race together. This particular event was a 10k obstacle course, put on by a local event company. The really great thing was that it was a smaller crowd than you would see at the Spartan/Warrior/Mudder events, and was run by some pretty cool folks. The other really awesome thing was that proceeds went to a local charity.
I got the FiveFingers out for the first time in awhile, and they served me well until the first mud pit. From there, I had pebbles in my shoe the rest of the run & ended up with some pretty nasty blisters. But c’est la vie! Now, I didn’t break any records, but considering the trail running & obstacles, I’d say my time of 1:18 wasn’t too shabby.
Super fun time, and this is definitely a race I’ll be looking forward to next year.
I’m back! Here are some gems I’ve been holding on to. I’m going to call this post “Ladies Choice!”
Call your girlfriend – Robyn (127 BPM; 12:18/mile)
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The one real bummer about my race on Sunday is that I completely fried my watch. Now, I had been using just a dinky waterproof digital watch that I wore mostly to keep track of the clock time – no splits, no GPS, just what is my approximate finishing time. And that was cool for the first few years of doing this, but now that I’m doing more events, I’m starting to think I need to invest in a better watch.
He comes the trouble. Do I go all-out and drop some significant cash to get a fancy triathlon watch? Do I start with a low-end runner’s watch and wait and see? maybe a mid-range runner’s watch that will last me longer, but then be almost as pricey as a tri watch? Obviously, I’m not sure. In the meantime, I’ll be doing a lot of reading on DC Rainmaker’s blog and trying to figure out which option is best.
Well, I went silent for about two months, but seeing as I had my first triathlon of the 2012 season on Sunday, I felt the urge to once again get back into the blog. (Sidenote – I have about 800 songs picked out for Tuesday Tunes. I just need to get around to writing the posts!) While this was my first time doing the New England Season Opener, it follows the same course as the Title 9, so I was pretty familiar with the setup and location.
I got to Hopkinton State Park relatively early on race day, mostly because I wanted to get a good parking spot. Since I had picked up my race packet the day before, I headed straight to body marking. I was lucky enough to grab the end spot in transition, and even more lucky because my row was right next to Bike Out/Bike In which makes for less time running alongside your bike – total win for me! Read the rest of this entry »