Saturday, October 27, 2007

Oracle 10k Run - DONE!

I ran and finished the Oracle 10k run (6.2 miles for all you non-runners out there) today - what a hard race! The town of Oracle is a little north of Tucson, and is really pretty. The course is VERY hilly with RELENTLESS uphill sections throughout the whole course. After mile 3, the race is downhill for about a mile. Psychologically that tricked me, because after that, the crazy uphill sections started again and stayed that way until the end of the race and I didn't expect it! I finished the race pretty spent. Also, I think I was still recovering from last week's Bisbee 1000. Two races two weekends in a row is tough - especially with all the steps (last week) and hills (last week and this week). However, I placed 2nd in my age group! The winner of my age group was actually the Women's Master's winner, so I got moved up and received the 1st place prize! My race time was 57:22. It was a very small race, with only 95 finishers. I finished 38th overall. Actually, there were only 8 people in my age group, but I still feel great about my victory. Turning 40 is excellent!
This race has great schwag! It is so close to Halloween, so everything is a 'skeleton' motif. The t-shirts are super awesome, they give lots of really great general prizes away and the age group winner prizes are fantastic. I think I'll hang mine on the wall (it is a handmade tile) - here it is:

The start line of the race is made up all the t-shirts from the past races. This was their 25th annual race. I think I'll do this one again. I'm stuggling lately with a little nausea, cramps and dehydration during races, so I'll have to figure out what is going on with that. Otherwise, what a great time I had! I love running!


Sarah said...

Congrats! That's a really nice award too.

angie's pink fuzzy said...

yay! congratulations!!