To save the suspense, I did. I finished first female, second overall. This was a SMALL race. My time wasn't stellar, but given the hills and the wind, I was ok with it. I need to find a flat 10K sometime to maybe bust out a killer PR :)
The race was at 9AM so my morning started with some toast, PB2, and half a banana. My usual Advocare routine, which makes me feel AMAZING. 2 O2 Gold about 8:15, and my Spark/Arginine Extreme combo in the car on the way (about 20 minutes til race time)
Gotta love the awkward mirror selfie. (I almost ALWAYS take these pre-race selfies before I put my hair up, it makes me feel better) Gear was an Under Armour long sleeved shirt, Lincoln Mile t-shirt (I didn't run this race, but have a shirt. Go figure) My lucky 10K Nike Tempo shorts, and black Pro Compression. They were having some random contests at the race, like best outfit, best socks, etc like in a Halloween sense. The girl at registration told me I could sign in for the sock part. Uh no, my Pro Compression is not for decoration, it's medically necessary. Thanks for asking. ;)
Splits : 7:05, 7:35, 7:52, 7:41, 7:19, 7:57, and some change for the last .2
YEAH positive splits... I don't think I've ever ran a race with negative splits. Dang adrenaline from the get go shoots me in the foot every time.
First place female finish got me a SWEET gold medal AND a $25 gift certificate to Mocha Tan! AWESOME!
This was a small, local race, and it was great to support their cause. I will probably always keep it on my fall schedule. I headed home to run 4 easy cool down miles (32 min) to make 10.2 miles for the day.