These past two weeks I haven't been able to run until the boys were on the bus. That meant I was running in the sun. Well it's been HOT lately. Especially this past week. Triple digits all week. Running in the heat is almost too much. I had decided that I would run this 10K then I would stick with 5K's.
I had been watching the forecast all week. There was a chance that a cold front would move in and the low for Friday night would be 67. At 9 PM the temperature was 92 degrees. I was becoming very concerned. When I woke up this morning and headed out the door it actually felt cool, a refreshing 67.
My run went very well. The first two miles was a little tough, like usual. Mile four was super easy. There were sections that was uphill and yet I increased my pace and felt very strong while running.
My time was 1:03:24, better than I thought I would do. I haven't been able to get the stats of the run. I'll need to update later.
My last two races I've left shortly after I finished. This time I felt like sticking around and hearing the results. I'm so glad I did!! In my age group I ran the fastest time! WAHOO!!! When Brian and heard that third place was 1:08 we both looked at each other and grinned. It was kind of cool. The kids were shocked as well.
When we got to the car we noticed a flier for another 10K in October. As we started home I started thinking that maybe I'll run another 10K. To be honest it is a great confidence booster to place.
Results: As far as I could tell there were 78 runners, I was 43rd. There were six women in my age group. I didn't beat many, but I beat enough. :) My pace was 10:13/mile