Race: Gum Tree 10k
Location: Tupelo, MS
Time/Temp: 8:00 am / 64°
Official Time: 58:33
Overall: 413 out of 815
Age Group: 41 out of 54
Gender: 300 out of 460
Sorry this one is so late, But I’ve had an insanely busy month, both with work and with the house and hobbies.
If there was any evidence that I’m getting worse at this running thing, this race is it. I wanted to run the gumtree again to get an idea about where I stood in relation to last year, coming off the heels of the Country Music Marathon, where I ran a bit better than I did in 2011, but part of that was it was my first race, and I ran it pretty conservatively. That was not the case for the last CMM, and it was not the case for last years GumTree, which is currently my 10k PR.
But, I did manage to squeak in under an hour, which I’m happy about, it means I haven’t fallen off the wagon completely. Since this update is coming so insanely late though, I’ll tell you that my next race will be really really bad, as it’s so hot, and I don’t think I’ve run more than 15 miles a week since the GumTree.
As far as coming down the pipe, I was disappointed to note that the St. Jude Memphis Marathon has sold out of General spots. I can still enter, as long as I commit to raising at least $500. I’ve never been one to try to ask friends and family for charity. But I might have to otherwise, I won’t get to do another Marathon this year.
I’m thinking about maybe doing the Mississippi Blues Marathon instead. At least it will give me something to work towards. Everything currently is still up in the air, but my training is taking a nose dive when I wake up at 6:00 am and think, It’s 80 already outside, and I’m not training for a race, I guess I don’t HAVE to run today…