Saturday, October 24, 2009

Nike Human Race 10K

Well, it was a free race. Don't see those too often, so, despite having a half marathon to run tomorrow, I headed out to Scheels in Sparks for the Nike Human Race 10K. Since I don't run with any of the Nike+ gear, this wouldn't really count for anything, but it was a free t-shirt, and I was hoping there'd be some nice swag. When Adidas sponsored a run here last year, they had a big demo truck and were handing stuff out left and right. Not so today - I'm sure all the Nike staff were in bigger market areas than Reno.

Less of a turnout than I thought, as well - maybe 100 people at the start? Maybe.

And a really loopy course - Starting at Scheels, we went around the parking lot, halfway around the Marina, out onto city streets, back to the Marina and all the way around it this time, then a shortened loop around the parking lot. My watch measured just under 6 miles, I think the second parking lot loop was shortened because of traffic.

Here's some photos from the race, all available at Flickr:

I didn't realize that the t-shirt actually had the "bib" number on it - I though the number was the date of the race. So that's why everyone was wearing their race shirts. Felt awash in a sea of red sometimes there...

I was trying to keep it slow - and succeeded, for a mile or two. My speed slowly crept up, and I ended averaging 8:00 miles. Here are the splits:
1 - 8:31
2 - 8:29
3 - 8:02
4 - 7:56
5 - 7:44
6 - 7:16

And the graph:

Fun little race - hope it doesn't tire me out too much for tomorrow. Got my recovery socks on...


SnowLeopard said...

Nice splits! That's the first time I've ever seen the bib numbers on the shirts- did you not wear yours? Kind of a cool idea, but sounds expensive... Did you place? :)

Turi Becker said...

Since I wasn't tracking the run with the Nike+ software, my results won't really figure in anyway... And no, I wanted to wear a long sleeve shirt.

Peter Lubbers said...

nice negative splits!

Anonymous said...

"Don't see those TOO often"?