Holly and I drug our butts out of bed this morning and crashed the 10K party down in Mission Bay. I was there for a fitness check and Holly came along just for giggles.`
Some race highlights:`
Mile 1: bug flew into my eye.
5K split: 18:34 (stoked to see this, thinking 38 would be a SWEET result)
Mile 3.8: horrific side stich, pace drops way, way down
Mile 5: short, ragged breaths the pain in my side is so bad.
10K split: 40:29 (officially 40:37; 22:35 for the second 5K
Managed 12th/190 AG and 72nd out of 1903 total finishers. Tantalizingly close to top 10 in my AG. Oy!
So a bittersweet race for me: a PR over my 2007 race (44:53) but I can't help but wonder how fast I would've gone if not for the digestion issues. Stupid body.
Still; I hit my goal running pace for Xterra REAL 2 weeks early ;)
James killed it as usual:
James: 34:01 (5th AG, 10th OA)...stud. So jealous of how fast that boy is.
Holly had a good time, but lost her bet at work and now owes her co-worker a soda. D'oh!
Holly: 58:25; 9:25; a good result considering her training.
Putting my feet up and chillaxin' for the rest of the day. Lifeguard requal swim tomorrow.