Race Breakdown

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Animal print bump. Grrr-rowl.


This Wednesday marks 30 weeks of pregnancy. When did that happen?  I feel like I just stared at the positive test yesterday.  One thing that being pregnant has made me realize is how fast time flies – I can’t imagine how it will accelerate when Bee is here (that’s our nickname for BabyHTP).  It’s so clichéd, but it’s so true – time is precious.  You blink and half a year is gone. 


Deep Monday musings over.


Commence: Lunch.


This was a very easy lunch to prep.  Weekday lunches, to me, are all about planning ahead.  Last night, I made extra cast iron tofu, and this morning, I boiled tri-color quinoa while making breakfast.  I chopped up some carrots, almonds, and celery and mixed the whole thing together – plus a generous drizzle of red wine and olive oil salad dressing on top.  Packed it all up and… Tada! Lunch is served.  Totally delicious and healthy… and very, very fast.


And fast is good, seeing how time flies. Winking smile


A Sweet Race Breakdown


Anyone run the famous Cherry Blossom 10 Miler this weekend?  My friend did the race and kicked butt – I was pretty impressed by her finishing time (1:25:05).  But I was even more impressed by this nifty race results infographic she was emailed.  It details her overall results, gender results, division results, and more. 


I especially loved reading how many people she passed in the second half (332!) and how many people passed her (230 – good ratio!).  It took her more than 7 minutes to cross the start line after the gun went off – a big-race downer, to be sure – and she beat about 57% of the men.   Another graphic showed where she was on the course when the winner crossed the finish line, as well as where she was on the course when her division winner finished.


Considering the most detailed race data I’ve ever gotten simply described my gun time, finishing time, overall and division rank, average pace, and some key splits (like the 5K or 15K mark), her graphic sure seemed advanced!


What factoids would you like to know about a race?  I’d love to know stuff like how many times my foot struck the ground, how many negative and positive thoughts I had, and how many times I eyed a potty but decided that peeing wasn’t worth losing two minutes of race time.



  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 2, 2012, 1:06 pm

    Those are some super intense race results! I would love to get something like that!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape April 2, 2012, 1:10 pm

    What a quick and delicious lunch!!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) April 2, 2012, 1:12 pm

    It’s kind of amazing how fast time flies. Kind of scary too! I can’t believe my boys are 13 1/2 and 11. How did I end up with a kid almost in high school??? Thank you for sharing your journey. While my pregnancies were a while ago, it’s nice to stroll down memory lane. You look amazing!

  • Caitlin @ This Bride's Joyride April 2, 2012, 1:13 pm

    Those results are so impressive!

    I’d love to be able to compare/break-down the runners times who walked portions versus the runners who kept jogging/running the whole time. I have seen so many runners using the “walk the drink stop” method or walk a certain amount per mile and I swear it seems like their times are just as a good (if not better) had they run the entire time.

    I’d also love to get a audio feed of runners’ thoughts as they run up hills. I think it would be a mix of mantras, curses, and other hilarious thoughts!

    • Caitlin April 2, 2012, 1:15 pm

      Best idea ever re: the hill soundtrack.

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 2, 2012, 1:15 pm

    LOVE these intense race results!! I would LOVE that 😉 I love the idea of knowing how many people you pass—-SO cool.

  • Kelly April 2, 2012, 1:35 pm

    I would LOVE to have race stats like that. The best I’ve gotten is at a half marathon, they told me my first half of the race versus the second half. I was very satisfied to learn that they were dead even.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat April 2, 2012, 1:36 pm

    That is such a cool infographic! I love that it tells you how many people you pass. Even if you don’t PR, there are clearly a ton of other things to be proud of!

  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat April 2, 2012, 1:38 pm

    Very cool way to see your race results!

  • Emily N April 2, 2012, 1:41 pm

    I have never seen a race breakdown like that. It is pretty cool!

  • Ali April 2, 2012, 1:57 pm

    That shirt is awesome! Me-ow, mamma!

  • Michelle April 2, 2012, 2:40 pm

    I ran my 3rd Cherry Blossom run yesterday. I believe they started doing those ‘enhanced’ results last year. I was happy to beat my last year’s time by 7 seconds (ooooh), but the breakdown just makes the results seem sadder. I know I’m slow, I don’t need to be reminded that much. I did beat 6% of the men, can that possibly be a yay?

    • Caitlin April 2, 2012, 2:43 pm

      I think anyone doing a 10 mile race is pretty epic 🙂

      • Michelle April 2, 2012, 2:46 pm

        Thanks. 🙂

        I also forgot to mention in my original comment that the race has wave starts, so the time after the gun is from the first wave. It is 3 minutes between the first and second wave, and it increases to 5 minutes between the last two wave starts. Parts of the course are narrow so it gives time for people to spread out. Mine was something like 18min after gun time. We were seeing people from the first waves looping back on their mile 5, while we still hadn’t even hit our mile 1 yet!

        • CaitlinHTP April 2, 2012, 9:57 pm

          The worst is when you run by the finish line and see the early finishers… grr.

  • Ashley @ Thefitacademic April 2, 2012, 2:46 pm

    You look so cute with the growing belly bump! Did I miss the pregnancy update from last week or did you miss one? I noticed on your pregnancy page the last post you have listed was from 28 weeks, but maybe that’s not up-to-date since you’re almost 30 weeks now??

  • Amanda April 2, 2012, 3:14 pm

    I don’t think I would want any more info than my finish time! But, I’m also new to racing and really slow……aka just happy to finish!

  • Corrie Anne April 2, 2012, 3:31 pm

    Those are awesome stats. Nothing a runner loves like some serious stats!!!

  • Jen@FoodFamilyFitness April 2, 2012, 3:36 pm

    You’re in the home stretch now! It seems like I was just reading about your pregnancy announcement!!!

  • Tammy Root April 2, 2012, 4:32 pm

    You look so stinkin’ adorable Caitlin!! 🙂 I will send you my 28.5 week bump pic. You are right, it goes so fast.

  • Effie April 2, 2012, 5:33 pm

    The Cherry Blossom is such an awesome race. I ran right before I found out I was pregnant and loved it. I forgot about the lottery this year so I missed the race. Oh well there’s always next year.

  • Sophie @ threetimesf April 2, 2012, 6:01 pm

    Those results are a cool idea!

  • Joanne April 2, 2012, 7:10 pm

    I love those race result graphics. What a terrific way to present results.
    The one result I would do without is the amount of people who passed me. Eeek! Who wants to know that?!

  • Dee April 2, 2012, 9:34 pm

    Aww you are one of those girls that makes pregnancy look super cute!

  • Jamie April 2, 2012, 10:01 pm

    I know it is cliche but it is so amazing how fast time goes by after you have kids. Somehow my oldest is 5 already and my baby turns 1 next month.

  • Taylor @ Nuts for Apples April 2, 2012, 10:46 pm

    I wish all races had detailed results like this, how cool!

  • Chelsea April 3, 2012, 1:06 am

    I did a race and got results like that once =D I thought it was so awesome and cool to read haha.

  • Jess April 3, 2012, 7:33 am

    Do you know who mail your friend that infographic? I also ran the Cherry Blossom 10 miler this weekend, but I don’t remember getting that!

    • CaitlinHTP April 3, 2012, 9:26 am

      I think she got it off the website?

  • Katy @ HaveYouHurd April 3, 2012, 9:16 am

    That race breakdown is really cool! But can you imagine being the last person who finished and reading your report? You passed: no one, You got passed by: everyone. Dagger.

  • Candice @ Outdoor Chirp April 3, 2012, 11:32 am

    Your Baby Bump is so cute…wish my pregnancy would slow down I’m at 25 weeks now and it definitely flies by!

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