However, once I started running I knew it was going to be a long 10 miles. I'm not sure why it was such a hard 10 miles but I fought every step. First I was so chilled even thought it was in the 50's, then my legs were numb for about 4.5 miles, then the hills at the end of the race, then I lost my friends. But, I finished. 10 miles at my normal 10 min mile pace. If you've run with me before, I never walk at the top of the hills (I mean if you ran all the way up you def can run down, if you want to walk walk UP the hill not down it!) Anyway, I walked a little at the top of the hills after mile 7 because I was so mentally worn down.
The race was really fun, we got some cool long sleeve t-shirts and I won a free pair of running shoes up to $125 from the local running store--how cool is that?! My friends Ashley and Nicki did great too. This was the longest distance either of them have EVER run and they both finished with smiles. Although Ashley probably will never try it again ;)
This was the first race since the marathon and I'm glad it's behind me. Now that the weather is warming up I have some work to do on the trails.