Well this was the first time I had run this one. I found out about this race on Wednesday when I went to the fitness center. Thought it would be a good way to get some mileage on the Saturday. I told Becca and she wanted to run it. It was only $5 giving us aid stations every three miles with cool finishers coins. Not bad!
We got there at about 6:50. Becca jumped on the treadmill and I went and ran 4 miles. Then we went out to the start. As you can probably tell by my time and the fact that I got first, it was a pretty low key race with a small field. I didn't intend to go fast at all and I feel like I kept a good pace. When we started I noticed one guy that looked like he would be somewhat fast. We went out and he was holding about a 6:50 pace. I was fine with that.
We hung together for quite a while. He was a cool guy that had just commissioned in the Air Force about a year ago. The fastest we got was on a downhill portion and it was 6:30 so it was good. At one point we hit the turn that started heading uphill and were struck with horrible winds. It was tough to run into those. We just kept trucking along. I had a lot of energy still and was planning to break away for the win toward the end. At about mile 8 though he fell off the pace and I was out in front by myself. At one point we hit crosswinds and I was running sideways.
Kept my pace up and finished. It was a fun race and a good training run. I won a $45 gift certificate to Outback. After getting back I ran back to find Becca. Not bad Hill... Not bad.