Comments: Even in the morning I still wasn’t sure if I was going to run the 10k or not. It was not about foot pain. No, because my foot felt fine. It was about the fact that I would spend 2 hours driving; time that I could use at home, working around the house. However, I knew that I would feel better about myself if I ran the 10k.
The starting and finish line where set up right in front of COSI, unlike last year. That was really neat and a great staging area. The race was well managed, plenty of police officers in all the intersections, and the course was well laid out; parts through the Columbus neighborhood, and the last 2 miles on a bike path. The finish line was right on the Scioto River. My only complaint would be the water stations, the first one was at mile one, and none until mile 3. I would have preferred one at mile two instead.
I had a good race. I PRed by 4 minutes. I didn’t expect that, but last years weather was much hotter. I had to force myself to not walk during the last two miles. Usually that’s when my body wins over my mind, and it starts walking without even asking. My foot hurt on and off, but it wasn’t too bad.
Weather: Not sure, around 70
Shoes: Saucony Progrid Guide 2
Distance: 6.2 miles
Course: Columbus 10k