Sunday, April 5, 2009

Southern IL 10K

Just a quick recap of yesterday's 10K race... I'm getting ready to head down to the Ozarks for a couple of days, the kids are on Spring Break so I'm off work all week.

I dreaded this run for some reason. It was 48 degrees at the start and sunny with a slight breeze off the lake- perfect weather for a run. I was going to take it slow and run with Angie. When the race started, I was feeling pretty good, so Angie told me to go on just before the one mile mark. I caught up with Carol quickly and ran alongside her for the next 3 miles or so. I kept feeling myself pulling back to stay with her.

At around the 4 mile mark, I noticed that I kept trying to carry on a conversation and Carol kept giving me one syllable responses. I realized that she was struggling, so I went on ahead at that point. I was feeling really good. I hoped that I could break the one hour mark. At the 5 mile mark, I realized that it was going to be close. My 6th mile was a 9:09 min/mile according to Garmin. Clearly, I could have easily run harder the first few miles. I finished in 1:00:13. Fourteen seconds short! Bleh!

I won third place in my age group. Yay!
Of course, Barbie took pictures as usual... I'll post them later this week.

8 comments:

AKA Alice said...

Or the reason you finished so well is because you started off slow...don't beat yourself up over 13 seconds! You ran a great race!

I Run for Fun said...

That's a fabulous race. Congratulations!

And have a great week!

Al's CL Reviews said...

Terrific!

Diana said...

Nice job on the race! Can't wait for my first 10K on the 25th-anxious and nervous-I've run that length before, just not as a "actual race".

X-Country2 said...

You'll get those 14 seconds!

maria k said...

congrats on a great race. enjoy spring break!!

Melanie said...

Congrats on a great race, and YAY for placing in your AG! Awesome stuff!

Xenia said...

Yay on the AG award! Well done.