What Not To Do: Ted Corbitt 15k Edition
I almost didn’t run the Ted Corbitt 15k yesterday. I woke up countless times during the night to turn my alarm off then woke up again to turn it back on. In the end, L woke me up around 5:30am and I stopped making excuse. I put on my running gear, packed my bag and headed into Manhattan.
I made it to NYC with an hour to spare before the race started. I picked up my packet and t-shirt then decided to tack on 1.7 miles to make it 11 for the day. As I was running those 1.7 miles I began to regret coming to the race. The husband’s work holiday party was the night before and I might have eaten too much, had some wine and stayed up way to late.
And it didn’t help that I decided to indulge in truffles for breakfast and not some toast. Oops.
Before the gun even started my stomach was a mess. But, I decided to run anyways and just after 8:30am, I crossed the start line.
Mile 1: 9:39
Small NJ races have spoiled me because I had forgotten how crowded NYRR races are. Ugh, how annoying.
Mile 2: 9:09
I’m cruising and I feel great. I even powered up Cat Hill like it was nothing. I might just be feeling a bit better than I thought.
Mile 3: 10:04
Oh heck no…I feel like death
Mile 4: 9:10
Maybe I just needed a drink of water. I’m feeling better now. These park hills got nothing on me.
Mile 5: 10:03
Why can’t this just be a 10k? Can I really make it another 4 miles?
Mile 6: 10:46
It’s getting worse, I feel like death. If I just hang on for 10 minute miles I will be done in a little over 30 minutes. I can do anything for 30 minutes, right?
Mile 7: 9:40
That’s a good pace. I can stick with it.
Mile 8: 11:04
Um no I can’t. I want to go home and put on my pjs. Hold me.
Mile 9: 10:11
Where is the finish?
Mile 0.5: 8:43 pace
How can I run the tangents sooo horribly???
Final time: 1:33:22 (my distance avg pace – 9:55, NYRR website – 10:03)
I pretty much bombed the race and I did feel disappointed in myself afterwards. But then I reminded myself that not even 4 months ago, I was running 5ks at a slower pace than I just ran 11 miles. Perspective, Liz, perspective.
I can do the whole girl thing and tell myself that I learned many things from my failed running relationship with the Ted Corbitt 15k. I can’t stay out late, I can’t eat heavy food, truffles for breakfast isn’t the best idea and commit to the run instead of waver. In the end though, it was a solid long run in preparation for Disney and I hit 40 miles this week for the 1st time in almost 2 years. YAY!
Have you ever had a horrible race?December 16, 2012
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