I wasn't feeling this race at all that morning. I was cold, I knew I would be slow and had kind of wish I had just stayed in bed. This is unlike me. I love races. Lately my pace has been so slow that it has really done a number on my confidence with running. I had registered to start in the first wave but opted to go with the 2nd. Big mistake. Every year I am weaving in and out of people, dodging walkers and this was no different! I kept reminding myself that I didn't care about my time, but my legs felt fresh and strong.
Around 3 miles in I caught up to one of my running buddies from the YMCA. We ran the last half together. At the end, my Garmin read 6.37 miles, 48:27 with a 7:37 pace. Not my fastest 10K but definitely one of the fastest runs I have had since being pregnant. Maybe those slow weekly runs are what I need to get a fast race in!
Jeff (one of my running friends) & I after the 10K, sporting our other friends running team shirts.
Finish Time: 48:23
Pace: 7:47 (my Garmin read 6.37 miles with a 7:37 pace)
AG Place: 27/563