I have to say upfront, many thanks to Non-Runner Nancy for coordinating the 9 on the 9th run. If it wasn't for her fun idea, I'm not sure I would have gotten off my lazy butt to go running and if I did, it probably would have been for 4-6 miles, not 9! I'm so glad I got to participate in another virtual race - here's the scoop:
Weather conditions: Sunny and gorgeous! Such a nice change from the rainy, windy run last weekend.
Course: Easy out-and-back course on the nearby trail
Race day outfit: I was able to run outside in shorts and a T-shirt (which I haven't done in forever!) so I debuted my Nike marathon finisher's shirt and the matching shorts.
Race amenities: Timing by Garmin and water and electrolytes available throughout the course via my fuelbelt
The trail was loaded with runners, walkers, dog-walkers, and bikers today. The weather was so perfect and such a nice refreshing change from the gloomy rain we've been having here lately that I think people couldn't wait to get outside and enjoy it!
The run was a little tough for me as I've done absolutely nothing since the half. I definitely slowed down a lot in the second half of the run but managed to pick it up again for the last mile.
1 - 10:02
2 - 9:41
3 - 9:46
4 - 10:24
5 - 9:51
6 - 10:20
7 - 11:15
8 - 10:53
9 - 9:49
Finish time: 1:32:00, avg 10:13 pace
I just realized that my finish time from this race is an improvement from my 8 on the 8th finish time (1:33:59)! Granted, that run was actually part of a 16 mile run that day and was on a course with some hills and stoplights, but still - fun improvement!