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Cap10k 2018 Results

Another year, another Cap10k. I trained hard, and I kicked ass. Well, I kicked my own 2013, 2016, and 2017 ass. But I couldn’t kick my 2014 and 2015 ass:

I trained really hard using the RunKeeper app’s subscription only training programs which asked me to run an insane amount of miles. I ran more miles in the last few months than I had ever run in a similar time period before. And yet… it wasn’t enough to beat my own record which I thought I could and was a little disappointing.

The weather was perfect. I slept well the night before. What could have possibly slowed me down? Possible factors:

  1. I’m old
  2. I skipped my traditional pre-race porta-potty visit
  3. A week of Passover food binging and run skipping the week before the event

Alas, it was not to be.

But here are the positives:

  • A great result
  • 140th place in my category
  • Had the race been a month later, I would have been 108th in my category!

  • I won the famous Cap10K Kirsch Challenge. Take that, Fin!

Will I run again? My legs, at the moment, say no. Ask me again in a few days.

2017 Cap10K results

I ran my fifth Capitol 10K this morning. Right after I crossed the finish line someone asked me: “How did you do?”. “I don’t know, haven’t checked” I replied. “But how did you feel?”…

“I felt like crap”

Which is not a bad thing, in my opinion. If I didn’t feel like crap, wouldn’t that mean that I didn’t push myself hard enough?

My results:

That’s right! I’m a year older but 6 seconds faster.

Thank you to my family, my coach, and to all my sponsors for their support.



Cap10K Addendum

This is kind of cool: the My Pace page for the race. You can see a map and then “replay” the race to see how I advance. You can add others for comparison, so you can virtually see them eat my dust.

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You can also see some tiny watermarked photos of me in lots of pain:

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This is kind of cool as well: A “dronie” (their term, not mine) of the National Instruments Corporate Team.

Cap10K Results

My time for this year’s Cap10K race was: 50:59.0.

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Not too shabby for someone pushing a jogging stroller with a 17 month old kid around downtown Austin. But considering I wasn’t doing that, then it’s not that impressive. At least compared to my previous efforts:

Am I past my peak? Or was this but a small bleep in an ever improving race time? Who knows. Right now I’m in too much pain to consider ever running again.

As with Playboy, most of you are here for the article. But a few came for the pictures:

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Pre-race carpool photo on Congress Avenue. In the back you can see the Texas Capitol.
Pre-race selfie at the starting line. TODO: Use Photoshop to remove grey hairs before posting.
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After the race. Those aren’t smiles, they are grimaces. Ilan didn’t run, he just came to the Finish Line Festival for some race swag.
Getting ready for the corporate team photo.
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Corporate team photo. I just saw that NI got second place after HEB. Which sucks because NI had won the last 10+ years in a row. I knew I should have trained more.
Turns out I beat Spiderman at the race. But it also turns out I wasn’t wearing a face mask throughout.
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This cheerful and buoyant ray of sunshine of a man is not really bleeding from his groin. Turns out it’s fake blood, not chafing. My nipples, on the other hand…

Also, the group photo/video was taken from a drone but I haven’t received it. I will post it when I do.