Tag Archives: race

Cap10K Results

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

Screen Shot 2016-04-10 at 11.04.38 PM

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:

FullSizeRender 3
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.
FullSizeRender 6
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.
FullSizeRender 10
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.
FullSizeRender 9
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.

Capitol 10,000

cap-01The Statesman Capitol 10,000 is the largest 10K in Texas and the fifth largest in the nation.

As one of my two 2013 New Year Resolutions (sadly, the other one is a carryover from 2012 and shall remain secret), I decided to run in the Capitol 10k on April 7th. For some people running ten kilometers is no big deal, but for me it is, as I’m not particularly fond of running after anything that isn’t a soccer ball or a toilet.

So now the cat is out of the bag, although technically it left the bag on February 5th. And I’m not alone in the suffering: one-time The MKX® author Shlomit is going to do it as well. Feel free to hold us both accountable.