I woke up at 6:30am when the alarm went off but put it on snooze and when back to sleep for another 15mins, eventually got up ate half cranberry orange scone and a hand full of unsalted mixed nuts. Made up a bottle of amino vital lemon flavored endurance and drank most of it, I had only water during the race and ate a carb boom apple cinnamon at mile 6 and felt fine.
I really like the new location and route, I didn't get a chance to get in a warmup run because I really needed to use the restroom and the lines were long, actually the race started as I was getting out of the porta potty. There was quite a bit of confusion at the first water stop but apart from that things weren't that bad, the police and volunteer did a very good job controlling traffic but I think because this was a new course and I am not sure how much warning the residence of that area were given some weren't very happy.
When I left the house there was pain in my left glute, inner knee and right heel so I just decided to take it easy and see what happens, it also got warm really fast. After the race walked around for a bit, did some stretches and 4 chinup on the chin up bar then I went back to the finish line to cheer the rest of the runners in.
I didn't do a good job this month with my leg strengthen workout and I can tell while running so I really need to keep up with it.
Age group 30/59
Chip time 1:35:42
Gun time 1:36:10
Since the course changed I can't really say this is a PB for the race, when I did this last year it was at a 10:07 pace but it is a new PR for this distance and this was also faster than my 5 miler pace.
New course, much better, nice and much scenic. Ending at the park with plenty of space to cooldown and stretch
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