Comments: I don’t want to call it a race, but rather a run. So, the run went good. I intentionally ran slow in the beginning, because of the heat and not wanting to walk a whole bunch at the end.
I did walk more at the end then I would have liked, but mentally I was in control. That is something that is important to me. The last few races I have finished somewhat in a daze and I didn’t want to do that this time. Granted, a 10k is not nearly as long as a 1/2 or full marathon, but it’s a start.
The run was hot, with water station located at mile 2 and 4.25. Some good soul gave away water bottles at mile 3. Heaven sent! The water was ice cold and just what I needed. At mile 4.25 I traded the empty bottle in for some tap water (I am not a fan of tap water, but not too picky at that point).
Like I said I walked a bit more than I had hoped at the end, but felt strong and actually picked my pace up the last .2 miles (9:42 pace).
I am looking forward to doing it again next year.
Time: 9:00 am
Clothes: New MiT Shirt and NB shorts
Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (98.3 miles)
Course: Columbus 10k.