Actually, I started with a goal of not having it be a personal worst, but that wasn't much of a goal. My running partner and I and decided to make this a training run in which we would try to hit a 10:30 pace, which gave us 1:05:00 as a target. I've been running most of my training runs at about an 11:15 pace lately, so that seemed a bit aggressive under the circumstances.
|Look! They put our names on the bibs. Cool.|
|The photo from her phone!|
Updated: Added the photo from her phone. Hope she doesn't mind! My number is on my leg because I wanted to take off the long sleeves before my race started. The car was too far away to stash it there, so I ended up running with it tied around my waist.
Also, the results are posted and I now know that I was 5 of 8 women in my age group. 99 of 184 overall runners for the 10K
One more update: I saw a friend/colleague who ran in Boston last week at the finish line cheering us and others on like he often does. For some reason though, he had decided to go back to his hotel and clean up right after his race ended on Monday and wasn't hanging around the finish line when the explosions happened. Anyway, he said that he plans on running Boston again next year if he can get in because he won't let terror win. I'm not sure I would be so brave.
Next up for me is Run for the Zoo 10K in two weeks.