June 8, 2008

Mini 10K

Can you see me?

On Saturday I ran my first race of the season, the NYRR New York Mini 10K, a women's only race. It ended up being the hottest day of the year (so far) and very humid. I thought I would average just under 9 min/mile since my longest runs this year were only 4 miles and I figured the heat would slow me down. But I did really, really well.

My finish time was 52:48 and average pace was 8:30 min/mile. There were 4104 participants and I placed #675 and in my age group there were 1492 women and I placed #248. Not bad, eh? The Olympic womens running team was also a part of the race; which I thought was pretty cool.

The best part of the whole race was around 2.5 miles. I had just conquered the huge hill of Harlem Hills and was heading down when I spotted Isabella on top of Brian's shoulders. I waved and blew kisses as they cheered me on. I loved it more than anything!
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