The results are up B&Gs. My finish time?
Sure, a lot of people ran it faster than I did… 512 to be exact. But I ran most of it a lot faster than I thought I would. I’ll tell you my pace was NOT consistent — staying under 10min/mile for the first 6-7 miles and much slower after that.
Here are some lessons, or “reminders,” I took away from running the JackRabbit Battle of Brooklyn 10-Miler.
1. I’m shit at hills. Absolutely shite, I say. This was payback for missing the last couple Tuesday TNT hill training sessions. (Bad Liz!)
2. Part of the reason I’m shite at hills is because I’m naturally crap at maintaining and adjusting my pace. If I don’t think about it I’m all over the place — I’m fast, I’m slow, I’m running backwards, I’m napping. Who knows. But it takes a lot of conscious effort to maintain a consistent pace — running as fast as I can doesn’t count as pace — and as my last blog entry taught us, conscious effort is sometimes difficult for my sporadic thought process.
3. PowerBar Energy Gels are awesome. Not like a shot of caffeine awesome — tho they do make some with caffeine — but just enough of a boost to troop on and do it with a smile awesome! I’m glad I found something that works.
4. I still don’t know what the hell to eat in the morning before long runs. I can’t eat a lot; it makes me feel ewww. If I don’t eat, I’m dragging. I think I’m gonna stick with bananas. I really like eating bananas.
5. Hills require more recoop time. While I am normally up and excited for a recovery run the day after a long run, today I was not. I mean, I guess that could have to do with the beer and liquor I drank last night, but the beer and liquor definitely didn’t cause the ache in my calves.
I’m quite chuffed with my time.
Actually I am quite chuffed that I completed the race.
F that! I am quite chuffed with myself for signing UP for the race!