It was a really nice day for the run. I slept late - had coffee and a slice of toast - commented on some blogs and then decided to head out. It was wonderful that the race director waited until I was ready to start the race. ;-) If only all races were so convenient.
Here is a picture of Sophie and I just before the start. I had a 10k loop mapped out from last year. It worked out perfect.
I did the 2 mile loop with my dog - dropped her off at the house - dropped off jacket - picked up water and headed back out the door for the other 4.2 miles and ended back within two houses of my house at 6.2. Thanks to the Garmin.
Temperature was 40 and overcast skies. Little to no wind to speak of.
And here are my stats:
Mile 1 - 9:07
Mile 2 - 9:12
Mile 3 - 9:24
Mile 4 - 9:59
Mile 5 - 9:49
Mile 6 - 9:26
Mile .2 - 1.53
Average Pace: 9:28
The crowd (comprised of my husband and my dog Sophie) were there when I finished. Sophie was especially happy to see me.
I didn't have a 10:00 minute mile - I am so happy about that. I know - I know - I was really close with mile 4 at 8:59.
Not the fastest 10K - but pretty good for me. AND I HAD A GREAT TIME.
Here are pic's of my Garmin time and distance.
Big THANKS to Mel at Tall Mom for sponsoring this race. Just what I needed.
And one final picture - this is from my first Race for the Cure - May 2005 - My hair was just coming back in.