Thursday, April 23, 2009

Race Report: Corporate 5K w/CDWS

CDWS/CDL Team

Start

Mac Daddy Chan

Beer, Kitzzy, and a Helmet Cam
WOW! This was the biggest race I've ever run! Last Thursday night (6:45 pm) me and a team from work ran the Corporate 5K. We had a group of 9 running it, 7 co-workers and my parents, and we had a blast. I'm actually really impressed with how well I did considering I was dodging people the entire time.

My Garmin says I ran it in 34:45. My clock time (not chip-timed) was closer to 44 minutes because it took us almost 10 minutes to cross the start line. I ran most of the race and just stopped for 1 minute after mile 1 and 2 and at the water stops.

My dad was actually behind me the whole race and caught up to me just before the 3 mile mark. I tried to keep up with him but I just didn't have it in me, so he finished just before me. There went my one chance to beat him in a race! =P

Jason ran with a flip cam taped to his bike helmet and recorded the whole thing, so he should have some footage up someday from that as well as all the still photos.

After the race, everyone came back to our place for pizza and beer and to relive the event. We watched Jason's footage and looked at all the pics. Everyone had a great time and I'm so glad we did this and had 2 team members run their first 5k!


Stats:

  • garmin - 3.16 in 34:45
  • clock - 43:50
  • mile 1 - 11:04 (clearly started out too fast)
  • mile 2 - 11:36 (faded a bit; this is where most of the walking happened I think)
  • mile 3 - 10:33 (found my 2nd wind and tried to beat dad)
  • finish - 9:40 (1:31 - gave it all I had to try to beat dad, but it was just not enough)
Many more race photos on flickr.

5 comments:

Holly said...

Was the race in the evening? Weird! You did great!

Kitzzy said...

Oh yeah, the race was at 6:45 pm. I should have written that since it was my first night time race. I am guessing so all the corporate folk could make it after work :)

John at Hella Sound said...

The race environment--weaving in and out of people--really changes the game, doesn't it?

HUGE congrats on the finish and the ran-most-of-the-race. That's awesome.

Frenchie said...

Great job! How was the heat/humidity at that time?

Kitzzy said...

John, yeah it really does but I think it made it more fun. It was like a game trying to find an opening to run through. It made the time fly.

Frenchie, It was pretty humid but I think that may have to do more with the massive amount of people than the temperature.

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