Date: 01/31/09 08:39 AM
Distance: 6.27 miles
Speed: 5.8 mph
Pace: 10' 25 min/mile
Yesterday was my first event of the year, the Super Run 10K. There was a change in the route due to other events being planned at the same place at the same time, and that threw me off just slightly. Originally, this 10K is a closed route and goes through the Sea World parking lot, over to Crown Point and back. I really preferred that route.
This year we started on the street over at Mission Bay park, ran around Fiesta Island, then back up on on the sidewalk along the bay to the finish, which was not a closed route. I ended up weaving around bike riders and walkers towards the end.
I held a pretty good pace until the last mile. I just wasn't "feeling it" any more and just wanted to get the race over with. The lack of umph was completely mental. Under normal circumstances, I usually have something left to gear up for that last mile. I had a decent finish time, considering my physical circumstances. I was close to 10 minutes slower than last year. It's OK, though. My goal was to finish, and I did, somewhere in the middle of the pack.
I didn't bring a camera. I'll post pictures later on, either from the track club website or when the race photographers post theirs.
OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS
813 IRENE M 49 438 27/40 F San Diego 1:05:09 10:30
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