Race Report: 2014 Rescue Run 10K

Me trying to run fast(er) these days is pure comedy.  Old, fat, and slow – that’s three strikes!

I was temped to blow off today’s race.  If you already know how it’s going to turn out, why bother doing it?  That is the line of thinking I am trying to change, though.  Replacing it with thoughts that you have to show up and DO something.

I showed up and took my medicine, and I’m glad I did.

Malcolm came along and ran the 5K, and we both had a good time kicking the New Year off with a little sweat and suffering.

The course is a bit of a butt-kicker, and the wind made things a little tough, but I’m excited to get back into the whole racing scene again.

At least I broke my 4 year slide of running slower each time.

2008 – 43:14
2009 – 44:04
2010 – 44:45
2011 – 47:27

2014………45:18

The park where the race is run is right in town, but has some nice hills and open areas. The normal outstanding view of Pikes Peak was blocked by some clouds, though.

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This year is shaping up to be a good one.  I registered for a race at 1:00AM (LT100), ran the 10K race this morning, and am posting a race report on the same day.  Surely a miracle if there ever was one.

Bring on 2014!

Posted on January 1, 2014, in race, run. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Good for you guys…good job…

    Sent from my iPad

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  2. Your first line you said, “Me trying to run fast(er) these days is pure comedy. Old, fat, and slow – that’s three strikes!” , sounds like me. The big difference though is I was in bed @ 1:00 asleep instead of signing up for a race! Which LT100 is it? You’re doing great!

    • I was up anyway, just getting in from bringing the kids home. Worked out well – because the race filled up in one day. I was glad to get in (Leadville 100 run).

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