After such a rainy cold week I was glad this weekend was another beautiful weather weekend. Good thing since I had the Frank Lloyd Wright 10K to run. I’ve always loved this race, I prefer this distance and best of all it is in my town. It has actually been over ten years since I have run it. We normally have a Halloween party that always happened to be the Saturday night before the race. After ten years we have taken a break from the party and I was thrilled to be able to run the race again. I love the distance and even better I don’t have to get up at the crack of dawn to participate.
The course was beautiful especially with all the fall foliage. Actually, our town just got named one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in America by Travel & Leisure. Though I was totally surprised and disappointed that there were so few spectators on the course. We run right thru all the neighborhood so I expected people to be out watching the race. It was a ghost town! At least I had my own spectators at the finish line, even if the pancake breakfast was the REAL draw.
I had a great race considering I have not been running too much since the half marathon. Sometimes a break is just what you need. Though I think the strength training I have been doing helped. My arms actually did the lion’s share of the work, my legs were not feeling it the first half of the race so pumping my arms really kept me moving forward.
I set a an aggressive goal for my finish and I was pleasantly surprised to have beat it. My pace was a PR for me for a 10K, beat my 29 and 34 year self! Obviously I am not the fastest runner out there and I don’t really care, as long as I am improving! Next up is the pi-K on Thanksgiving morning.