- It was a really pretty course running through the park and up the small inclines.
- Running the hills strong
- The weather was cooler in the morning than it had been but it was still pretty warm.
- I'm glad I made it back into the low 23's
- The water in the end wasn't cold and all the refreshments were sitting in the sun. At least the finish line was in the shade.
- Although I didn't take water along the route, the water stop was on the other side of the path and there were runners and bicyclist coming the other direction. The lady working at the water stop was behind the table and not actually helping hand out water.
- Due to last minute registrations, the race started 15 minutes late and they ran our of t-shirts. I did get one and like the Achilles design on the front of the cotton T.
- 23:04, splits 7:18, 7:15, 7:41
- 51 out of 163 runners, 12th female overall
- 2nd in my age group. The 1st person in the my age group wasn't too far in front at 22:51.
- I didn't have any goals at the start.
- A big part of my mental game is after the race analyzing times and splits. I ran a 7:15 split the 1st two miles and then slowed. If I look at 2/3 of the race I maintained, then I can see I did great (rather than focus on the slow 3rd mile). I need to focus on the 3rd mile and keeping up the pace. The next race I will work on running outside of my comfort zone and shorten the gap.
- Waiting for the metro station to open at 7am, then waiting 1/2 hour before the first train came. I talked to a woman triathlon on her way to her office to get her bike and go for a 60+ bike ride. I love the convenience of the metro.