This is the elevation chart for my 10K this weekend. While I'm thankful the last 3 mi are pretty much downhill, the first 3 are straight up! Effing Austin hills! I'm going to die! I'm so excited :)
This is the largest 10K in Texas, and the timed race is already full. I can't wait to see how this 10K compares to the Austin Half/Full. And I'm super excited about running this race with two of my college roommates, one who will be running with a stroller the whole way! I'm so inspired by her.
In other news, I now own a Nike+ SportsBand. When I ran the 5K last week I told my friend I would follow her since I knew she had been training a lot and was running a pace I wanted. I ended up in front, burned out, and she passed me and left me in the dust! I had no energy to catch up to her, slowed way down, and ended up with a very sad chip time. She later told me she looked at her SportsBand and saw I was running about 00:1:30 faster than I had wanted and she was having a hard time keeping up! After that race I decided I needed something that was going to help me with my pace and immediately went out and purchased a SportsBand.