I took part in a local 10K run yesterday and I have to say the weather was PERFECT! The morning started off a little muggy but very quickly that changed to a light breeze with overcast skies and temps right about 65. There was a cool breeze the entire run and everyone in the race seemed to be enjoying themselves – well except for at least two people I saw sitting on the side of the route. One lady had tripped in a pot hole near a water station, her knee looked pretty scuffed up – I know that feeling after my tumble a few months ago. A little farther into the race there was a young lady sitting at an intersection with a police officer and she looked like she might pass out, shortly afterward I heard the sirens of the ambulance – I sure hope she’s alright.
As I had mentioned in a previous post, I was worried that my finish time would not be as good as the race last year…and I was right. I followed a 4:1 run/walk ratio for the first half of the run but I had to walk more and more after that point. And then came the dreaded HILL within the last mile – I knew it was coming and tried to reserve as much energy as possible but I ended up walking the whole thing (as did many others). Once I was at the top I told myself “run the rest of the way” and I almost did, I took a short walk break about .25 before the end and then did my ‘hurry up’ mantra to the Finish line.
Here are the stats – both Official and Garmin:
That’s me in the middle (bib 2640)…the two girls on the outside are L & K that I run with all the time. Yes, I had my post-race Michelob Ultra with the girls – I only had one because I was driving 😉
(Edit: I forgot a pic of the medal)
I think I like last year’s medal better because there were different medals for the different distances…they added a 5K run this year so this medal covers both 5 & 10K…no fair!
I have no complaints about this race – it’s extremely well organized, the route is well marked with timers posted at multiple intervals and the post-race celebration not only includes beer but there was an awesome band and lots of free goodies. No doubt I’ll be doing this one again 🙂