I ran my first 10K this morning, a run in honor of a splendid holiday. I decided last night at 9pm that I would run instead of going skiing with Jeff. My coworker said his roommate signed up but was out of town, so I saved myself $25 and picked up his pre-paid race number and ran as a 27 year old male by the name of Dallas.
Dallas dressed up for the race and wore a shirt from 2004 St Pats in Rolla, MO in which he “Feared No Beer.” He also had some nice knee high socks from a previous St Pats run.
Dallas had never ran a 10K before and didn’t know how fast to run it. Plus Dallas was stupid and ran 5 miles last night at a 7:20 pace and drank beer and ate pizza for dinner while watching basketball. Dallas didn’t expect to feel or do well.
Dallas finished 6th in the 23-29 Male age group (I would have been 3rd in my age group and gotten a metal, that’s what I get for cheating the system).
I actually didn’t feel all that well and was disappointed that I ran the same pace I ran my last half marathon in. I definitely want to do another 10K and try to run it at a 6:45 pace or faster. I will have to do a lot more mile repeats to run that fast..….
Oh I also signed up for the Denver Rock and Roll Half marathon, goddammit. They had a deal if you signed up you got a discount and a T-shirt….I was a sucker…. and signed up for another stinking Competitor Group race. But I did sign up as myself and not as Dallas.