Phoenix Marathon + Half + 10k


I think I might LIVE for these family race weekends.  This one was the Phoenix Marathon/ Half/ 10k, a well put on, Saturday race.  My mom and youngest brother flew in from Utah while my sister and brother in-law drove in from Cali.

Us three (on the left) ran the 10k.  The two on the right ran the 1/2.  My mom and Spencer hung with the little B3 and cheered us on.


The 10k course was flat and the 1/2 slightly downhill.  We were bused to the starting lines and had to get to the busses between 3:45-5am.  It was an early morning and left us so much time at the starting line.

It has been a stormy few days and there were heaters at the start line of the 1/2 and full, but not the 10k.  I guess we were the afterthought which left us freezing for an hour and a half because we were planning on those HEATERS!  BRR.  But really I think that was my only complaint for the entire race.

Here is the 10k:

I dug out some old fuel from prior to pregnancy to eat for my breakfast.  It was STALE and nasty.  I mean, look who's on the front.  Lance Armstrong.  (Have you watched that "Stop at Nothing" documentary of him on Netflix??)


My goal was to come in under 1:00 with negative splits and just see how I felt.  It turned out to be a good race for me.


Freaking split #3.  I'm not sure what happened there.  I swear I had picked up the pace, but the rest of my splits were on target.  9:55, 9:45, 9:51, 9:26, 9:16, 8:45, 8:23.  <---8's!!!  Oh how I've missed you.  Please come again soon.


This might be boring info, but I used to have a consistent 178-180spm running cadence.  This race day it averaged 173 and same with my run today.


I am proud of Ben.  His epidural didn't take so he was in a lot of pain during the race.  He has two more epidurals scheduled this month that will hopefully work this time.


The shirts rocked.  I am pretty excited about the tank tops.  They get a lot of use around here whereas the tees not as much (except for when I'm pregnant).


After the race it was breakfast time.  What a great day!


Stats:

Christy
Goal:  Sub 1:00
Official time:  58:46
Pace:  9:29
Age group placement:  34/124  <--I forgot I went up an age group a couple of months ago
Gender placement:  159/859
Overall placement:  361/1381
Garmin stats:  58:46 for 6.22 @ 9:27

Ben
Official time:  49:23
Pace:  7:58
Age group placement:  8/54
Gender placement:  70/522
Overall placement:  101/1381
Garmin stats: 49:22 for 6.25 @ 7:54

James ran an official 43:18 10k (3rd in his age group), Jolie ran an official 1:52:45 half, and Dal ran an official 1:43:41 half after being home from his mission for three weeks.  ha

Starting next year, if you complete the 1/2 or full every year for five years, you get this:


Awesome.

We'll be back next year for sure.  Maybe we can make it a family AZ race tradition?

5 comments:

  1. You did awesome!!! Congratulations!! Love that your family flies in for a race, that is awesome!! Oh and the tank top - yes please!!! I think that might be a good reason for me to come and run this race with you!

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  2. I haven't seen the documentary, but I will fully admit to still loving Lance Armstrong despite the cheating. I'm so jealous of your tiny little legs!

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  3. Your son is so cute! Love the first photo!!

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  4. You did so well! I must say, I can't wait until I can do something like that again.

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  5. You GO GIRL!!!!! That baby of yours is PRECIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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