The original plan for the monthly races had been to run 5Ks. It seems that I needed more of a challenge! The Watermelon Race was not too far away and I made it there in plenty of time to do my asthma treatment and mill about. I do have a couple of complaints: 1) they started the 10.2K 45 minutes late and didn’t tell anyone and 2) the course was two loops on the 5K course with the starting line a little further back.
Unfortunately there aren’t any pictures of me for this race, my friends were out-of-town or busy. I thought I did pretty well, 10.2K (6.34 miles) in 1:07:14, so about a 10:36 min/mi pace! There were even a few people who I passed along the way! That 10-year-old kid was really reluctant to let me pass him, but I got around him at about 2.5 mi in. I also passed a mid-teens girl about 4 miles in too!
The only thing that dampened my spirits were the ton of ants that had invaded my car for a couple of weeks. Luckily, they have since moved on to the great vacuum in the closet. Actually, I emptied it after vacuuming, but I liked the way that sounded.
July Race: 12 Days of Christmas 12K