Saturday, October 13, 2007

10 For Texas

Cool and slightly breezy. Just before leaving the house, the Weather Channel reported local temperature to be 60. Nice.

I love home town races. You can get up later, drive a short distance and be in the middle of it without much effort of getting "there." Perhaps that's why I enjoyed this year's 10 For Texas just as much as last year's version.

Run stats according to my Timex:

Mile 1: 9:20
Mile 2: 8:56
Mile 3: 9:11
Mile 4: 9:09
Mile 5: 9:11
Mile 6: 9:05
Mile 7: 9:08
Mile 8: 9:00
Mile 9: 9:16
Mile 10: 9:32

Total: 1:31:53 (P.R. by 2 seconds!)
Pace: 9:11/mile

Rock solid pacing. I guess I ran out of gas on the last mile. Cool weather, uncrowded water stations, plenty of fluids well spaced runners after mile 2. Perfect kind of racing to grab a P.R.

Official Race Result:

485th runner out of 1112 finishers to finish.
First 5 Miles: 45:50.2 Pace: 9:10/M
2nd 5 Miles: 46:02.0 Pace: 9:12/M
Chip Time: 1:31:52.2
Gun Time: 1:32:25.2

Below is my last year's time:

Mile 1: 9:07
Mile 2: 9:11
Mile 3: 9:57
Mile 4: 9:26
Mile 5: 9:27
Mile 6: 9:19
Mile 7: 9:01
Mile 8: 9:41
Mile 9: 9:13
Mile 10: 7:27

Elapsed: 1:31:55
Pace: 9:12/Mile

Pretty amazing how close it is. Although I think I ran it better this year because last year had a short last mile as you can see.

Bill Dwyer was Mile 1 pace caller and then later chip remover. I said hi to Bill at mile one and when I finished, he shouted out, "I'm removing Holden's timing chip!!" What a guy. Always so upbeat and energetic. Thanks for volunteering Coach Bill!

Major shout out to "K" whom I spoke to before the race.


bar-bar-a said...

It was beautiful weather yesterday! (sorry I missed my run).

I'm with you - the closer to my house, the better!

Congrats on the PR!

K said...

I carried a bit of green with me on this run in your honor, Holden! I probably always will.

Did you find your results online? I can't seem to pull them up anywhere.

Then again, you know how technically challenged I am as evidenced by my ability to read and charge my Garmin!!

K said...

PS... Congrats on the PR!!

Holden said...

Race results can be found in Inside Texas Running website under results.

jamoosh said...

Woo hoo - another PR! Great job.

David Smart said...

Good run Holden, and great to see you at the chip table again, except I was counting on you to help me hand out a few chips again! I found the results at