So anyway, this year the course was a little different. The race started and finished inside Kenan Stadium. I liked that people could hang out in the stands while the runners were out killing the race. One thing that was the same as last year was Laurel Hill between miles 8.5 and 9. Rough. But I've trained hills enough now to work through them and remind myself that recovery is coming sooner than later. I just loved zooming past everyone who was walking at that point. No way was I going to walk that hill!
Here I am before the race started.
The race was great minus my right shin aching pretty much the whole run and REALLY having to use the bathroom. I guess I shouldn't have had so much to drink beforehand! ;) I couldn't believe it when I got to the halfway point. It didn't seem possible to have already covered 5 miles. The rest of the race breezed by and before I knew it I was done and had my medal.
I'll definitely be running this 10 miler again next spring. :)