I was not supposed to do it this year but because I have to skip Big Sur, I decided to sign up at the last minute. They did not have an increase in the price for late registration, that is a plus when doing local races!
This is course is hard. It is hilly.
The start of the 10K is at 8:30 am so no need to get up too early.
The weather was PERFECT. 48F at the start, the sun was out, no crazy wind.
I did not check the time really well before the start and I was kind of caught by surprise when the announcer said "Are you ready?". He had not said a word before that and THAT was the start.... "GO"! My bad for not checking what time it was :)
Because of all the stress I feel for the last several weeks I have a relapse with my GI problems and I have gastritis again. It is now to the point where I have to sleep sitting up and I feel the pain almost all the time and I eat less and less. And....of course the medicine I take for this is now NOT COVERED by the very $$$$$ private insurance we had to get until Bill finds a job. This sucks big time. So frustrating....
I also lost my Garmin...the strap broke...and it became too loose..of course I went back a few steps to get it... Those darn bracelets don't last a long time and are way too big! This will be the third time I replace it.
So I had a couple issues...but that is no excuse...I did not do bad or great. Just OK.
I do like this race even if it is hard. I don't think I would ever PR on that course so that was not a goal I had for this one. To get a new PR for the 10K I would need to be serious about speed work and I am not. Since coming back from my injury I have just focused on mileage really because my goal race was Big Sur Half Marathon.
Mile 3 the boys were there and this time they saw me!!! Not like at the last race :)
Here that's Jonathan taking a picture of me with his leap pad :)
and Will ran to give me a high five! and almost hit another runner putting his hand out..ooopsy....
Here after the last turn before the finish line.
Here one thing that went well...I had a good strong finish. No puking and no jogging..!
The boys wanted to have a picture with these guys who flew by me at mile 3!
Beautiful statue of MLK: