Statesman Capitol 10,000

Another goal checked off. I had always wanted to run the Statesman Cap 10K and it finally happened during the 29th running of the race. Between 12 and 15 thousand runners ran, walked and with the humidity and heat, wobbled the 6.2 miles to the finish line.

For the size of the race, I felt like it met most of my race criteria, although there weren't any breakfast tacos at the finish line. They gave us a granola bar and a cookie. The organization was impeccable throughout and the crowds cheered everyone which was inspiring. I listened to my MP3 player this run, so I couldn't hear the bands playing throughout the course. They seemed to be every half mile.

I was running this race for a new PR and sort of achieved one with a 54:07.9 finish. I beat my true 10K time of 58:29, but fell a few seconds short of the 10K I ran during the Decker 20K of 53:44.3. I didn't push it as I ran based on heart rate and the HR was in the 170s the entire race. It seemed it was about ten beats over my average for the distance. Average for the race was 172bpm.

The heat and humidity played a role I'm sure. The leader wobbled at the First Street bridge before collapsing from dehydration or became overheated. Another two or three did the same a short time later.

Looking at the splits, it appears besides the humidity, the hills on 15th street cost me sixteen extra seconds for mile three. Splits = [1] 8:50.15 [2] 8:30.14 [3] 8:56.36 [4] 8:47.37 [5] 8:40.60 [6] 8:22.21 [.4] 2:01.50

Cap10K Race Results

  • Overall Place: 1020 of 5059 chip timed runners, 12,000+ total runners
  • Age Group Place: 148
  • Time: 54:07.9
  • Pace: 8:43/M
  • Avg HR: 172


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