Big Ten 10K and Wipe Out Run

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Fuzzy at the BTN Big Ten 10K

A couple of weeks ago, I ran the Big Ten 10K all by myself (I mean, there were a few thousand other people there, I just didn’t arrive with a friend). I turned it into a bobo-brick day by biking down and back, which is good for the triathlon I’m doing at the end of the month, but was a little jump in my current training level. Can I blame that for why I ran the slowest 10K I’ve run in quite some time? Sure, whatever.

Time: 1:10:20
Pace: 11:20 mins/mile
Place: 5637 / 8033
Place in Sex: 2965 / 3671
Place in Age Group (M45-49): 152 / 202

Erica and Fuzzy post-Wipe Out Run

That afternoon, Erica and I braved the sun to go run around the Cellular Field parking lot to do the Wipe Out Run. Last year the run came to town as the Ridiculous Obstacle Course and obviously wanted to be the Wipe Out Run, as their promo materials had tons of references to “just like a hit TV show” and so on. Well, they got their licensing deal and could now plaster Wipe Out branding all over their big red obstacles. The obstacles were pretty fun, though the course had plenty of twists and loops that were obviously intended to just wear us out between obstacles so that we didn’t notice that there were only 9 of them (one of which was just a wooden wall). But it was a ton of fun, especially the slides.