Saturday, October 27, 2012

Toughest 10K Kemah

I decided that through my struggles to run long distances in the hot and humid weather that is gulf coast, I would register in some races as motivation.  Avoiding all thought of the implications of running 10 km in hot and humid conditions, I signed up quickly for the Toughest 10K Kemah.  I didn't know much about it, except I googled races of some sort.  I did envision that there was incline on both sides of the bridge, but experiencing it is a totally different thing.  The wafts of fish was something we had to deal with on the bridge transitions.  Not pleasant.

Without going through too many details of the race, I did finish it with a time of 1:05:07.9, 50th out of 123 women in the W30 - 34 category.  The incline was 5 degrees on one side and 4 degrees on the other side.  My goal is to finish it without limping across the finish line.  That's all I care about.

 Just one side of the bridge that I ran across 4 times total!

With my registration and finishing the race, I received a t-shirt, hat, AND medal!  They also had chiropractor students from the university and lots of food and foam rollers to use on site.  Pretty darn cool.


Anonymous said...

Holy smokes! Posting bonanza!

Congrats on the great finish. Yes, that bridge IS really steep. I don't think I could have managed it once, let alone four times.

I did walk (no running!) across the Lions Gate Bridge about a month ago and had to contend with an open sewage treatment plant down below. That's fairly comparable, yes?

What the heck is a foam roller?

Mom said...

Hey I thought they ran 'miles' in the great USofA.....Good job, another medal for the stash!

Anonymous said...

I would consider open sewage as an obstacle when running/walking!