To be short and sweet - I did it! I ran the whole way and beat my first and only other 10K by 11 minutes. So I was happy. 1 hr 32 min 37 sec (14.37 mm pace). I didn't think I would be able to keep that pace for the entire 6 miles. My 5K two weeks ago my pace was 14.12 but I could tell I was a little bit slower this race.
Now for the race recap.
It was a warmer day than the 5k - 40s - a little chilly when we got there but during the race it was great. Nice sunny day with a little breeze but it didn't bother us while running.
No problems getting there, parked, getting our bibs, making a portapotty run, and waiting at the start line. Marty and I saw another couple we knew (he used to work with the guy and the woman and I still work at the same company though not together). That made the time waiting go faster. Then when lining up I saw a girl I work next too and her boyfriend.
I didn't start off as fast as I did on the 5K but here are my splits (I tried to press lap on my garmin every mile so I could see how I did).
Overall 6.33 miles 1 hr 32 min 37 sec 14.37mm 4.1 mph
Mile 1 13.28 mm 4.5 mph
Mile 2 15 mm 4.0 mph
Mile 3 14.57 mm 4.0 mph
Mile 4 14.43 mm 4.1 mph
Mile 5 14.55 mm 4.0 mph
Mile 6 plus the 0.2 14.42 mm 4.3 mph
My first mile was fastest and then my last mile which is good that I still had some in me that last mile. I sure didn't feel like it though. I felt like I couldn't run anymore. Marty met me at finish line and had a cup of water for me. I stopped running and that was a mistake - I should have walked because my body kept moving forward and I almost fell LOL wasn't that bad - just funny feeling. Then I walked to the car and felt better. I was sore yesterday afternoon but that was to be expected.
Feeling good today. not sure about the last leg of the Triple Crown which is in two weeks and is 10 miles. I have never ran more than 6.2 miles even at the gym so I better get moving these next two weeks. it is a hilly course too I heard :( so I will probably do alot of walking and won't think too much of my time. But just know I will be out there for more than 2 hours and 30 minutes for sure. If I could come in under 16 mm I would be very very happy but I am fine with under 17 mm. We shall see.
After that race I am going to just walk/run for pleasure and weight loss and will try to do a mini when I lose more weight and can get faster.
But I feel great that I did it!! It is a great feeling.