For someone out of action for more than three years (and 15-20lbs. heavier), the Run Auckland series 1 Waiatarua Wetland Reserve 10K wasn’t such a bad effort. I was expecting a 1:10 (or worse, a DNF).
Oh, have you seen Runpix.net? It’s the coolest running on-line tool. Thanks to a chip, you can find out how you stack up against the competition.
He would like you to ignore all the graphics except the first one. Look at how many passed him…
… and all the yellow dots. New Zealanders in general have amazing fitness. Don’t be surprised if someone twice your girth, man or woman, passes you just like that.
And yes, our race pic above courtesy of runpix. The shoe is better looking than the man, which is why his mug was covered by the “average mile” sign.
Although I strained my right calf and may be resting a couple of days, it was a fantastic race overall. Looking forward to improving our time at the Te Atatu leg.
If the traffic light is an indication of the course, we better do some major hill workouts soon.