Miles:
3029 total / 855 in 2014
Goal:

Relentless Forward Progress and Sub 2:00 Half Marathon.

Chuck J peachtree race recap ...

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Peachtree Race Recap (My 1st!)

Okay, I have never done one of these race recaps before so please excuse me if I don’t follow the standard format! My official chip time was 1:03:01 for my first 10K and I am very pleased with it! My iphone app says the splits were 8:17, 8:59, 9:09, 10:31, 9:52, and 8:24…not sure how accurate that was.

Chip Time: 1:03:01
Gun Time: 1:23:20
Overall Place: 16750/57754
Gender Place: 11355/29098
Division Place (M40-44): 1659/3768

We arrived plenty early at 6:40am using the MARTA trains and avoided driving in the traffic…good decision! Just after getting off the train we made a pit stop since the lines were short.

Kim walked with me all the way to the checkpoint where you could go no further without a bib and wished me well with a kiss (awwww). I found my “E” wave and then went through a short warm up routine and waited for the start. Well, about 20 mins before the start of our wave I started to feel like a visit to the restroom but decided there wasn’t enough time. It’s funny because I only drank a bit of water and a small cup of coffee, and then stopped drinking at 6am (2 hours prior to start). See below for more info on hydration. :)

The beginning of the race was amazing and I really enjoyed the whole course. All of the spectators and runners just made the atmosphere energized and I’ve never experienced anything like it! Awesome! Well, after just the first 1.5 miles I saw a short line for a port-a-jon and so made a break for it…ended up spending about 2-3 minutes away from the course. Without that stop I might have come in under an hour and so I will do better next time at managing this!

I drank 16oz of water with a Nuun during the first 2 miles, and then just hit the water stations after that. I did not drink enough for the heat and humidity though. I started to feel a headache around mile 5 and it stayed for a few hours after the race. Not real bad, but just enough to remind me to do better next time!

Anyhow, this was a wonderful experience for my first 10K and I can’t wait to try and do it again next year! I love running!

  • Steve P.
    Steve P.

    Chuck, loved the report---it sounds like everything you thought it would be...and more! Think your bathroom issues were probably a combination of caffeine and adrenaline. Either way, good recovery and finish to the mother of all 10K's!

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  • Lisa
    Lisa

    Great job on your first 10K. I always have issues with hydration as well. Not sure how I am going to work this out for my first Half in Sept.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Rachelle U.
    Rachelle U.

    Geez Louise, this is the worst race recap ever written!! Happy for you! Did they let Jill on the course or did u do this w/o bike pacing? U know crazy about y'all, right?!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Chuck J.
    Chuck J.

    @Rachelle LOL, love to hear from you too! Kim tried to sneak through the gate on my coattails, but they caught her. :(

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Andrea M.
    Andrea M.

    Loved reading this, so happy you had a positive experience!! Awesome time, you surely could have gone sub :60 w/out that pit stop! *\/* 3 cheers!!!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Jill F.
    Jill F.

    Great job on your first 10k. All I can say is geez that's a lot of runners!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Dana S.
    Dana S.

    Great race report, Chuck! And AWESOME race!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Chuck J.
    Chuck J.

    @Jill I know, right? Nothing like coming in 16,750th place! :)

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Wanda
    Wanda

    Great recap, and a great job on your first 10k!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Jamie B.
    Jamie B.

    Sweet! Great job!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Laurie
    Laurie

    Great race, glad you enjoyed it!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Paul W.
    Paul W.

    Nice race! A very good recap. Wow a lot of runners. There is nothing like the excitement at the start of a race!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Paul R.
    Paul R.

    Well done. you will figure out the hydration stuff. The "rules" are good guidelines, but you should modify them by what works for you and the specific conditions for the day. Now go sign up for the next one!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Joy R.
    Joy R.

    Congrats! I agree with what the others have said about hydration as figuring it out. Awesome job!!!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Dawn Y.
    Dawn Y.

    Great job on your 1st 10K!!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Natasha S.
    Natasha S.

    awesome chuck,you did it,your first of many 10k's~

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Kim J.
    Kim J.

    Chuck, you did great in this! I'm very proud of you for running with 58,000 other runners and surviving. Next up is the half!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Liz B.
    Liz B.

    Terrific job Chuck! Sounds like overall it went really well for you! Congrats!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Amy O.
    Amy O.

    Yay! Sounds great'

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Raphael A.
    Raphael A.

    Awesome race report, Chuck!! Nice 10K time, too!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Jessica V.
    Jessica V.

    Awesome report. Sad I didn't find you in wave E. I didn't see your message until afterward. Great job!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Tom F.
    Tom F.

    Way to go on your first 10k, Chuck!! Great race recap!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Jan
    Jan

    Fantastic race and great race report! I'm glad you only suffered a headache with how hot and humid it was! I can't imagine running with 57k+ other runners! Congrats!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Kelly L.
    Kelly L.

    Nice race Chuck. Glad you had such a great experience. Sounds like there will be many more.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Diane V.
    Diane V.

    Your race report was great! Awesome job on your first 10K, Chuck!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Chuck J.
    Chuck J.

    Thanks for all of the wonderful encouragement, friends! I think I like the 10K distance better than the 5K. :-)

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Lynn
    Lynn

    Great first 10k Chuck! I also ran my first 10k a few weeks ago and love the distance too! As far as having to hit the porta potty though, that's a tough one...hard to plan for. I even saw a large group of people running into the woods during the first few miles of the Boston Marathon...sometimes you just gotta go! :) :) :)

    over 2 years ago Like2 people