Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Race Recap: Elk Grove Fun Run #4 {11.20.11}

Race:  Elk Grove Fun Run #4

Hosted by The Running Zone for The Running Free Foundation {Connecting Kids in Need with the Soles for Running --- donating shoes to needy Sacramento County student athletes}

Date:  Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Official Results:

3.10 / 55:56 / 18:02 average
Females 30-35:  9/9
Overall:  112/125


The fourth and final Elk Grove Run Run 5k for 2011 was held on Sunday, November 20th.  Even though I’m still dealing with The Right Leg Rebellion Against Running I still walked the race in order to complete the 4 race series for 2011 and earn my All-Series Participant plaque. 

It was chilly on race morning and rain was predicted.  Luckily we didn’t get rained on but since we were walking {the husband walked with me} we bundled up with long sleeve shirts, rain jackets, beanies, gloves, etc. 

CIMG7774Don’t let that blue sky fool you; it was actually very dark & grey out but the blue sky showed up in the photo

We got to the race location about a half hour before the 8am race start.  The Running Zone was collecting turkey donations for the Elk Grove Food Bank so we dropped off an 18lb frozen turkey to donate and collected our race bibs and still had plenty of time to hang out and chat with some fellow running buddies. 

The race started right on time.  I let my leg decide how fast I was going to walk and a few times I had to slow it down but overall I didn’t have any issues.  But, I had taken a few Advil before the race and I had the husband wrap my ankle in an ace bandage. 

Right after the two mile marker we jogged just a little bit to “test” the leg.  It felt good but hurt when I stopped.  Shortly after this our running buddy and CIM training partner Kat came back out on the course to walk with us after she had finished the race.  A few minutes later our other running buddy and CIM training partner Rene caught up to us too {she ran 4 miles before the race and started the race late then ran the 5k until she caught up and then walked with us} and the four of us finished the race together.  We were able to jog the last 0.10 to the finish! 

Garmin Results:  3.10/56:04/18:05 avg

  • Mile 1 – 17:48
  • Mile 2 – 18:30
  • Mile 3 – 18:04
  • Last 0.10 – 1:41

After the race we hung out for the raffle and then received our All-Series Participant Award plaques.  After the award ceremony the husband and I did a few run strides to test out my leg {after I removed the ace bandage that ended up being too tight and caused me pain the last mile of the race}.  I felt good, the best I have yet on any test strides, but had aching and pain in my calf, shin and ankle when I stopped and for a few hours after the race.  I ended up going to the gym later in the evening and my lower leg ached the whole time I was on the elliptical and I had pain when I got home for the rest of the evening.  I had an appointment with a Sports Doctor through Kaiser on Monday which I plan to talk about more later.  I’m on the mend but I think its going to be a long, bumpy ride to full recovery.  I’ve got another race this week {the Run to Feed the Hungry} on Thanksgiving morning which I plan to walk the 5k {originally we were going to run the timed 10k} that I’m really looking forward to.  Running CIM is going to be a last minute decision depending on how my leg feels and how my next doctor appointment goes {next Monday with a physical therapist}.  Right now I’m 50/50 on the fence about it. 

1 comment:

Mudrunner said...

It was a great race event, thanks for sharing ! Congratulations to all the participants for a great job well done and looking forward always for more updates.