Saturday, March 1, 2008

WRC 10k

Okay.... the 10k today? S.U.C.K.E.D. It's the worst 10k time I've ever had (1:08). Why you ask? Well other than a relatively hellish hill (yes, 36th street and Skyline is ONE continuous hill... like 1.5 miles of a hill....) the course wasn't too bad. However,

I have been sick alll week.





Manda tried to talk me out of running it today because I was so sick. But, being the stubborn runner I am (and the fact that I shelled out some serious $$$ for the WRC series) I decided to run it.


The first mile was decent...uphill, but decent. I had to stop at mile 1 and fix my shin splint tape. I guess that's a good sign, meaning my shin splints are getting a little bit better. I was able to run the entire mile 1-mile 2. The hill up Polk caused me to walk for about 4 minutes. Yikes?! There was a lady with blonde hair that I was determined to beat...and about this point she made some serious strides ahead of me. From the top of Polk to the mile 3 mark was a breeze (i freakin' LOVE downhill) the next mile was a lot of walk/run/walk/run. I kept toggling that blonde chick and it was driving me nuts. However, once we hit Tyler I decided to push it for as long as my body would ---before I started to heave--- and I PASSED the blonde haired chick! (and she never caught back up....Wahoo!!) About 4 minutes later I started walking because I felt that nice little acidic throw up in the back of my throat. The run up 36th street and skyline basically handed my butt to me on a silver platter... when I passed my house I had some serious thoughts about just quitting and sitting on my couch. :) But, I decided I was this far I could keep going. I don't even want to know how long that last mile took. I barely had enough energy to run. I decided once Skyline curved downhill that I just had to run... I couldn't be that pansie that walked across the finish line. So, I tried my hardest to push it. Amanda was waiting at the Dee Events Center and asked me how I was as I turned in... I didn't even have enough energy to talk to her. I think I gave her some sort of a wave that meant "I feel like crap, but I'm running.. can't...talk... right... now...." I had to turn on OkGo's song to get through that last stretch. I was D.Y.I.N.G. I was soooo disappointed when I crossed the finish and the time was 1:08. Manda and my sister were trying to convince me that it was a decent time, but it was still frustrating. So, there you go, that's my vent for the 10k. I came home and after some food with Manda and a slight venting session with Van Jay, I curled up on my couch and took a 2 hour nap. I'm hoping this stupid sickness will pass or our 14 miler is going to be B.R.U.T.A.L.

How were your Saturday runs?








4 comments:

Tyson and Erin Shepard said...
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Tyson and Erin Shepard said...

Lori-you did it! Now let me by the therapist I am working so hard to become....
Dr. Erin Shepard says, "It is a will known fact our minds are simply muscles and like any other muscle it becomes stronger as we work it. Today physically you felt as though you couldn't do it but mentally you took charge and proved your body could do it. You did an amazing thing- had you chosen to quit it only would have made it easier to quit next time. Since you chose to press forward next time your body says "I tired" it will be that much easier to press forward!
Way to go KID!

Lori said...

you're cute Erin. Thanks Dr. Shepard!! ;) I'll try and remember that next weekend at mile 13....