Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Firecracker 4th of July 10K Competitors

Tomorrow I plan on running a local 10K race. I haven't ran in a 10K since the Bunny Run and I have only done a handful of speed workouts since then. I do have an extra incentive to run really well though because my youngest Brother is visiting this week from Georgia. You may remember him from last year when he ran in my place at last year's Xterra Snow Valley trail race. Tomorrow's race will be a big deal in the Speedypants family in regards to bragging rights. Here is our we line up.

Captain Speedypants
"I might have pooped my pants"

Age: 32
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 190lbs
Advantages- Highest endurance, the most training miles.
Disadvantages- Oldest, heaviest, least amount of natural speed.
Other factors- No speed work in a month, have had an easy week of running and should be rested.

The Warrior
"I don't like people"

Age: 30
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 175lbs
Advantages- Longest legs, great speed.
Disadvantages- Not a lot of training miles recently.
Other factors- Has had speed workouts, really turns it up competitively, lots of natural ability.

The Spartan
"I'm tired"

Age: 22
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 150lbs
Advantages- Lightest, great speed, most natural running ability, youngest.
Disadvantages- Not a lot of training miles recently, training has been in humid Georgia and not dry California.
Other Factors- Great overall fitness, has participated and done well in obstacle races.

 So who will rise to the occasion and perform when it matters most? We will find out tomorrow morning.

Back in our Boy Band days.

Is anyone else participating in a race this weekend?


  1. Sounds like a good time will be had by all! No racing for me this weekend. I'm finally getting my bad knee worked on so that I can hopefully pick up training for my Aug. half!

  2. I love a friendly competition!! Hope you kick butt, Captain!

  3. I love the taglines you all have. Haha. Good luck. Kick those whippersnappers' butts! :)

  4. I might have listed training in humid GA as an advantage! Hope you kicked their butts!

    I raced a 10k on the Fourth as well, but I helped pace the Jayhawk. No speed for me.