Sunday, May 03, 2009

Long day & SL10K Result

• 5:00: wake up, quick breakfast

• 5:30: hit the road, quick stop for water & Gatorade

• 6:15: arrive downtown, park near finish line, cab to the start with other runners

• 7:00: arrive at starting area

• 7:15: realize we left the car keys in the cab (!!!); PANIC!; called cab company (no help)

• 7:30: realize we are going to miss bag check if we don’t hurry

• 7:45: check bag, line up for washrooms

• 7:55: climb through crowds of people to our corral

• 8:00: ran Sporting Life 10K! *

• 9:00: meet up with friends, eat, discuss the car dilemma

• 10:00: ride with friends to pick up spare house key at Mom’s

• 11:00: retrieve spare car keys from home (meanwhile, get a phone call that the cabbie has our keys!)

• 12:00: drive back downtown in other car, call cabbie to arrange key pick-up

• 2:00: finally meet cabbie after a loooong wait

• 2:30: pick up car, drive both cars home

OY VEY! Our day definitely didn’t go exactly as planned. Thankfully, the race did!

*Here’s what you want to know:

Sporting Life 10K
47:59 (PR)
4:48/km
F25-29: 74/1175
Gender: 374/5886


(Hubby ran an incredible 41:27!)

Race report to follow.

34 comments:

Carlee said...

woo hoo nice work. glad everything worked out!

Melanie said...

Congrats on your PR! Awesome run you both had! Can't believe what you went through with the car though!

Run Sarah said...

WHOA, awesome PR Marlene!! Awesome AG finish too...cant wait for the report!!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

What a ROCKSTAR!! Way to get it done!! Maybe losing the keys helped out somehow - extra adrenaline rush. Think you want to repeat the experiment next time?!?!? LOL

yumke said...

Congrats to both of you! It was a quick course.

nancydelanoy said...

Awesome job!! I think losing the keys got your adrenialin going..who needs a warm up!

Heather said...

Awesome PR! Sounds like it was a crazy day.

Marci said...

Great job Marlene. You are definately on a roll, and so is your hubby, congrats to you both!

Moe and I ran it today as well as a training run for next weekend. My Garmin had 10.74Km at the end, was yours off? We had to start in purple since we were last minute, so there was tons of weaving, but still seems high to me.

Anyway congrats again on an amazing race!!!

Road Warrior said...

Holy cow! 47 minutes is insanely fast. Congrats, Marlene!

Jenn said...

congrats! i also PRed this am - breaking 50 is fantastic! :)

Oz Runner said...

wow, fantastic run, way to go on the PR...i would have been thinking about my car keys the whole race

anners said...

Smokin'! Congrats on another PB!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Don't you just love those PRs? Congrats.

joyRuN said...

CONGRATS on your PR!!!!

J said...

WOW! Great job on the race! That is a awesome PR!! I am so happy for you! That stinks about forgetting the keys in the cab but at least you got them back!

Marcy said...

FANTASTIC JOB CHICA!! You totally smoked that thing!! ;D ;D

Vava said...

Whoa! What a day. Great race, and given all of my calculations that PR of yours is actually for a 10.3K, so even better! Your husband is fast. He likely blew by my somewhere in the 5-7k lull where I was near planning my disgraceful exit... Congratulations!

tfh said...

Great race! And to be able to do in amidst all that key drama...congratulations to both you and the hubby!

RunningLaur said...

Wow, you're both so fast!!
Congrats on a new PR!

Brian said...

LOVE tHE time line format! congrats on the PR!!

lindsay said...

oh boy what a day! i would have been too worried about my keys to have a good race - i'm a stresser like that, unfortunately. glad you weren't and were able to have a good time though! :) congrats on a great race and pr!

Chic Runner said...

Congrats! Wow, even after all that you can PR! :) Great job, and that medal is huge!

Denise said...

CONGRATS on the PR!! You did great!!

Even with the stressor of leaving the keys behind...

Vickie said...

Congrats on your FANTASTIC finish! You are definitely on your way to some continued PRs! And hopefully you didn't get distracted by the key dilemma.

Jamie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Congrats on the PR!!! What a day you had :)

Toni said...

Wow you are fast! Congrats on the PR!

Jess said...

Wow, that's an awesome 10K PR! Great job!

Amanda said...

Congrats on the PR, looking forward to the review!

Mark said...

YES!! Way to run! A PR! That will bring those marathon times down!! Good job Marlene! Glad you got your keys back...your Husband is fast!

Ted said...

Whoooooaaa... you got it under 48 minutes in 10K. That is absolutely FANTASTIC. I would have done it miserable if I have to think about the car keys in a taxicab. Congrats!!! I am elated that everything worked out.

littlesack said...

YEAH! a PR! Congratulations. Glad you were able to forget about the key situation in order to run well.

teacherwoman said...

Way to go on the 10K PR! You are one speedy chica! WAHOO!

I Run for Fun said...

Nice work! Congratulations on the PR! Way to focus on the job at hand.

aron said...

you are seriously just PRing alllll over the place :) congrats!!!