Monday, September 08, 2008
Witch's Hat 10k
Kevin and I ran in the Witch's Hat 10k run in South Lyon. This was our (Kevin and I are officially a running couple after doing our second race together) first 10k after doing the half marathon two weeks ago. Our goal was to do the race in under a 7:30 minute/mile pace and we did. I ran it in 45:02, at a 7:25 pace.
Kevin and I paced ourselves behind an old guy with a ponytail who looked like he knew what he was doing and how to pace himself. We passed a fair number of people and made pretty good time. At the last 100 yards, an old friend, Andy Hivley came up from behind and I didn't want him to pass me. He and I sprinted to the finish line with Andy beating me by 1 second. I finished 7th in my age bracket. Looking at the final times, you see that the only group tougher than my age group were the 13 - 16 year olds, consisting of the cross country team, with the average pace of around a minute/mile.
I enjoyed the 10k way more than the half marathon, both in terms of training and the run itself. The run was quick enough that I wasn't hating it and exhausted by the end, and I was able to run it without walking.
Here you can see Kevin, myself, Andy (now bald) and his wife Brenda. You can see the rest of the pictures here.