Race day arrived and it was 38 degrees when I woke up (6:30am!). Last year I ran the race in a tank top and shorts and finished in 55:37 (8:57/M). This year was going to be much different, much slower due to my injury. By race time, 8:45am, I think it was about 45 degrees. My hardest times during the race were mile 3 and 5. Mile 3 just seemed to take forever, and by mile 5 I was getting tired. However, I ran the entire time! No stopping or walking and I averaged about 10:18min miles. :-) I'm very happy with my time even though it was considerably longer than last year. Running on an injury isn't easy and I thought for sure I'd have to walk.
Malek also ran the race, he did really well for his first 10K, finished in 57:28 mins.
Now I'm going to take it easy...no running for a while. I need to let my body heal. :-)