Saturday, June 25, 2011

2011 SYTO 5K Virtual Race Report


Time: 29:18 pace 9:27
Location: Sedona Arizona High School track (Home of the Scorpions)
My witness
I really wanted to be down in Phoenix for the 2nd annual Sweat Your Thorns Off 5K to ensure that Adam is not cheating and is fully clothed run with friends, but this vacation is too necessary for my health and sanity. So I decided to run it virtually along with many of the other thousands of participants. We got up early and headed over to the track. I didn't know if it would be open and the backup plan was to run the race on the trails just to the West of where we are staying. The crime rate in Sedona must be low because the entire field was wide open. There was plenty for Harrison to do while I huffed around in circles. He played in the sand pits, jumped on the mats, and spray painted "Fuck you Principal Skinner" on the front door of the school.

The temperature was about 75 or 80 degrees when I started and the track is new, cushiony, and otherwise yields no excuses.
stretch like this daddy

We stretched a bit and then I started. I ran the first mile at just under 9 minutes, the second at a plodding 9:45, the third somewhere in between, and the final .1 at about 8:00. There was nobody else on the track. The salient question is, "Did I Sweat?" Yes indeed. I always sweat and today was no exception. I have to say that I hope I never have to run a race on a track again. It was really boring, and I had to consult the Garmin to check distance because I have trouble counting to 12. Not much else to report for this race, so here are some gratuitous photos of my 3.5 year old.


Thanks Adam and everyone else who helped organize this event (Lauren, were you the cornstarch girl again?). 

4 comments:

Julie said...

Nice job on the SYTO 5K race! That is one good looking track! Seriously! Lucky guy getting to run in Sedona! Cute little man you have there too!

RunningLaur said...

75 degrees would have been heaven this morning! I was cornstarch girl. I was also walk-most-of-the-way-and-very-nearly-pass-out-at-my-car girl. BUT I got the medal, so that's really all that matters.

Adam said...

Hahahahahahaa. Skinner!!!!

That is a really solid time, man! What altitude is Sedona at?

You're right, they must not have much crime there to even leave the high jump pad out.

I crates and didn't even run the official course! And I drove home shirtless. You fell asleep on the Adam watching job!

Jamoosh said...

Hmmm, watch Adam run - go on vacation. Watch Adam run - go on vacation. Watch Adam run - go on vacation.

Vacation wins every time!