Poor choices in post-race food aside, it was a decent little run with enough volunteers and traffic cones to keep the automobiles away from the runners. I felt safe the entire run--which is more than I can say for the last race that I ran in Carmel with the old ladies driving between the runners in their metallic sedans.
I haven't looked at my watch data yet. I can't find online results anywhere. But my husband took a photo of me crossing the finish line around 59:31. I'll take it. Pace calculator says 9:34 pace. My speed work and tempo runs have been really working. That's nearly 7:30 faster than my last 10K.
This was meant to be a test at my half-marathon pace. I honestly felt very good during the race. I did not feel like I was pushing it too much. I wonder if I can run the next half marathon at the same pace. I might have a new A goal.
They also had a 1K for Kids. Adorable. My kid raced it. He said his tummy hurt afterward. I told him that meant he did it right.