Monday, September 8, 2008
Skirt Chaser 5k Report
The moment you have all been waiting for is near.
The Denver Skirt Chaser 5K Race Report is here!
First things first. We got down to the race area a little early (I'm never one to be late) so of course, a "pre-race" drink is in order. I'm channeling Jackie O with the glasses. Denver Running Gal always has a big ol' smile (especially with a beer in her hand).
Met up with my guest blogger, Clinton and his friend T-Bone. (I just made that up.) According to Clinton, we were the best dressed there. Actually, everyone was dressed the same.
I also experienced my first "blogger met up" with the darling Running Duff and her hubby. It was his first race ever and he did great. They were so fun (thanks for the beer).
I never saw Vanilla, although I did look for him and his dirty hat. I hope this doesn't mean I have to send back all the money you guys sent me to sock him. Cuz that money is already spent.
The race starts with all the ladies in their skirts up front. Then 3 minutes later, the guys (skirt chasers) get to start and they try to catch us. Well, they almost did, but a girl ended up winning the race. The atmosphere was fun and festive and I really had a great time.
The skirts were surprisingly comfortable to run in. The "undies" part didn't chafe or rub (at least on me). BUT... let me tell ya - this race could have easily changed it's name to "ASS CHASER 5k." I saw more ass than a political convention.
Some of the ladies must have purchased the "g-string" version because when the skirt flipped up a bit while running, the cheeks were hanging out the bottom. Lots of cheeks, floppin in the wind. It did make the run go fast and was fun to pick people off. By the last mile, my lungs were burning from the altitude and I did get a little dizzy for a minute, but "legs keep moving" is a great mantra to get through that.
So, how did I do, you ask?
Besides totally rockin' the knee highs, here are the digits:
Time: 25:35 ( A PR by 2 mins)
Pace: 8:14 min/mile
Place: 99/609 women