Sunday, October 14, 2007

Komen's Race for the Cure

I really like the design of the RFTC tee, but not the colors. It will be made into a quilt and not worn. The back of the tee had a lot of sponsors. Not sure how many people participated in this years race, but I believe it was in the tens of thousands. Most were walking and they had a separate start time.





The great thing about being on the Arizona State University Gold team was I got two, yes two t-shirts and the ASU tee was really cool. It's one I'll wear.


I believe I won this race. First out of 20,000 registered runners/walkers. Since it is a non-competitive race with no clock, you'll just have to take my word for it. I had my garmin, so I was able to time myself. Garmin gave me a 3.11 reading about 20 feet from the finish line, so that is when I stopped the timer. It read 32:23 for a pace of 10:24. I was pretty happy with this, especially when I saw my splits later on. Mile 1 - 10:24, Mile 2 - 10:21, Mile 3- 10:28, mile .11 - 10:19. I've never had splits that consistant. Not a PR, but a good effort.


This is the view of the start line moments before the gun sounded. The RFTC is unique in that almost all the runners wear the race shirt. Or if they are on a team, they wear the current years team shirt. I wore my ASU Gold shirt with pride.



Today I felt like the energizer bunny. I kept going and going at a nice steady pace. Today was the first race I've run that I didn't walk thru the aid stations or take any other walk break. I ran straight thru to the finish. I've run further without a walk break, but never an entire race.

The Corporate Village was nice too. I was able to pick up a bunch of stuff, including two nice hats, a pin, 2 visors and a couple other things. Unfortunately, they were all more sort of girly. I gave them to my wife and daughter.

16 comments:

The One and Only Tigger said...

Pat, in the last picture you posted, which one are you. Oh yea the one on the left. :)
Great job with the race.

J~mom said...

Great job!! I did not see one single gold shirt. I see our Garmin's gave the same story. I got the freebies for my kiddos. I was like here is a pen for you and a bag of chips for you and a scarf for you. See how much mommy loves you. :>)

J~mom said...

BTW, it looks like all those slow runs in the heat finally paid off for both of us. Things will only get better this fall. :>) Congratulations!

Dan Seifring said...

Awesome Pat, you ran for a great cause and got 2 shirts. Doesn't get much better than that. Of course you won the race also, that don't suck.

Marcy said...

You TOTALLY won it!! I absolutely believe you ;-)

angie's pink fuzzy said...

nice job!

Taryn said...

Yay Pat! Nice splits and congrats on a non-walk race!

Darrell said...

Congrats on the win! and for supporting the RFTC. You are right about the ASU tee.

Margie said...

Great race Greater cause Do I have to take your word on our bet too?

Jeff said...

Way to go leading the pack home, Pat. 2 shirts -- MAJOR SCORE!

The Baltimore race was yesterday. 33k people participated. Great cause.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

You WON?? Holy crap, that is awesome!! :D

Great cause, great day. Sounds like you had a really nice run, unlike me crashing and burning in our Race for the Cure. I could use that consistent pacing. I agree, almost everyone wears the shirt. I wore a pink tanktop instead hoping it might stand out in the pics. No luck. They took 1000 but I did not find a single one. I should learn from you and take my own. Always love your pictures!!

Randy said...

Run Bunny Run...way to go Pat...great race....our RFTC race is next weekend. We donated to someone in Bonnie's office that is running so that we could then get our long runs in on Saturday at a less crowded location...I'm doing 17.5 miles and she's doing 7.5 miles.

The One and Only Tigger said...

Check your email for a reply from me.

TNTcoach Ken said...

How was it breathing the exhaust from the lead vehicle? First place is going to be hard to maintain, you may come in second or third in some races. Don’t let that discourage you, it bound to happen. I can’t think of any RFTC shirt that I kept.

J-Wim said...

So, congrats on winning first of all.
You don't like the pink tee? I think it is awesome, pink is my favorite color this year!

Phil said...

Nice even splits Pat. Great race.