This was not a big race and some people did not show because of the cold! To me that is crazy! It was not THAT cold! I would always take colder temperatures over the heat that we get for most of the year. I wanted to do well for that 10k, I had planned to rest the day before but when the opportunity to run with Dean K. came I could not pass on it and so I did not rest and instead of running 5k like we were supposed to we actually ran 8k because we took a wrong turn!! Yesterday I started feeling a bit sick..sinus crap...so I was a little worried for my race.
I started faster then usual but I felt pretty good. I had been running faster lately and I wanted to see how I could hold up in a race. First 3 miles all went fine, I kept a faster pace then in my 2 previous 10k race. Only problem was all the walkers who were walking 3 people wide talking and drinking coffee...the runners had to go off the path to pass them, that drove me nuts! I skipped the 2 water stations they had. I saw the boys after the first loop, our car was parked right in front of the path so they were able to watch a movie in the car while I was going around! Tough life I tell you.
At mile 4 my stomach decided that it did not like going at a faster pace and I started getting dry heaves. AGAIN! Yes BDD you read that correctly. This is a real problem for me now. They had a water station there and I took a couple sip and continued running...a little slower. Mile 4 was my slowest split of the race. For the last 2 miles I just picked people in front and focused on passing them and not think about my stomach and what would happen once I stop running! I crossed the finish line and I had to delay the hugs from the kids ...went to hide from them, I don't want them to see me getting sick after a race and associate that with running! Again dry heaves, it sucks and it hurts also.
My first 10k was in November, one month later I ran my 2nd one and took 5 minutes off my time and yesterday I took 4 minutes off of that time. So 9 minutes in 3 months! I am happy with this. Progress is a good thing. I wanted to run negative splits but I could not keep the pace I had for the first 3 miles. I need to improve on that.
That is Will at the bottom right of the picture waving to me!
I saw myself on Regis and Kelly for a whole 2 seconds...only because I am really tall and I know where I was at the start!!!!