Longmont Sunrise Stampede 2008

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Distance 2.0 miles
Time 33:45
Pace 16:53
Rank 530 of 636
Age Rank 16 of 26
GPS Analysis MotionBased

Race #1 went so well, I thought let’s do another. Most of the fun runs are 2 miles in length so we set our sights on the Longmont Sunrise Stampede. Sydney actually did this race in a stroller years ago with Nana and Kim. However, this year she has to carry her own wait.

Sunirse Stampede 2008

We got there early and registered. Dad & kid got consecutive numbers. Sydney was very excited by that. We used the “yucky” toilets, fueled up and then hit the infield for some stretching with the group.

Sunirse Stampede 2008

We met up with our neighbors & Sydney’s BFF, Helene, who was also attempting her first do-it-yourself 2 mile race. However, Helene didn’t want me to take her picture so here is Sydney with Campbell, Helene’s brother, who was going to run too — all by himself!

Sunirse Stampede 2008

At 8:30 the gun went off and we hit the road! At 8:32, Sydney said her legs hurt and she wanted a drink. This was going to be a long 2 miles.

Sunirse Stampede 2008

Struggling with my motivational techniques, I let Sydney pick a flower which she named “Flowery” and then we decided that this flower wanted to win the race. Sydney would spin the flower and run it forward. It gave her the power to get it going and make it to the track for the final lap.

Sunirse Stampede 2008

Then on the track, she bonked! I don’t want to run anymore!

Sunirse Stampede 2008

But somehow — flower power? — we made it to the finish line!

Sunirse Stampede 2008

Then Helene’s Dad crossed the finish line for the 10k race and everybody passed out!

Sunirse Stampede 2008

Here is the graph — what did you expect? See there are some periods of running in there.

Graph

After the race, I told Sydney she could eat whatever you want after the race because that’s what racers do. So that’s 3 miles down for the year. 23 to go? Might be a long season.

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  • Natalee

    Way to go Syd!!! Maybe I’ll do one with you so your Dad can rest. 2 miles is a lot for him.