Date: 08/04/07 07:30 AM
Distance: 8.19 miles
Speed: 5.9 mph
Pace: 10' 12 min/mile
Today was the San Diego Track Club's 8 mile run and 3 mile walk/run through Balboa Park. My posted time was 1:24 and change. I'll edit in the official time when the SDTC posts the final results on their website. The above time was from my Wireless Run Tracker. I still felt good with my finish time, either way, because one of the hills had a grade that was just too steep, and most everybody in front of me walked up it -- I was not alone. The run went on paved roads and dirt trails though and around Balboa Park, and ALMOST in the San Diego Zoo. We ran past some of the concessions at the zoo entry. My husband ran in the 3 mile course, but there was a directional snafu on the trail, so some ran 3 miles and others ran a "bonus" mile, for a 4 mile run. My husband ran the bonus mile. He actually did fine, even with a sore hip. I had the wonderful opportunity to run with Anne again. After the last steep hill on the way to the finish line, she put her legs in gear and went even further ahead of me. I finished with a very nice gentleman, in his 60's, who said he was pacing with me. Ironically, I was pacing with him. I figured that if I stayed with him I would be in pretty good shape.
8/11/07 EDIT - Final results 174 IRENE M 48 8/11 F SAN DIEGO CA 1:24:12 10:32
Here's Anne, running to the finish!
And there I go...Since my husband finished his 4 miles well before I finished my 8 miles, he was able to man the camera for a while.
In a "random" drawing, I came away with a $20 gift certificate for a local ice-cream shop. It really wasn't too random. We just had to stand around with our race numbers on . One guy pointed at me and said "pick her" so they did.
By the way, I wore my running skirt from runningskirts.com that came in the mail just a day after ordering and in time for today's run event, but they're located just 30 minutes up the interstate....
Now it's time to paint walls!