Yesterday I ran the 10K with the Marine Corps Marathon. It was a cold, damp, rainy day, which wasn't particularly fun to run in.
I wasn't expecting to do very well, because I've been so busy with work lately and really haven't been getting much sleep. Well, that's what happened.
My chip time was 59:41, which was 14 seconds slower than last year. Very disappointing, because I didn't walk at all this time and felt like I was doing better overall. My splits were nearly all positive; my first mile was quite slow - if I'd done better there, I would've at least beaten last year's time, if not done even better.
The race was slow overall. I was 1954th out of 7770 runners, which is in the top 25%. In was 793rd out of 4920 women, in the top 11%. And I was 70th out of 624 women in my age group, again in the top 11%. I think this is because "serious" runners are generally doing the marathon, if they are doing anything.
I don't think I'll do this race again next year. With the crowds, it's hard to get a good pace going, and the course is actually kind of hilly with all the highway ramps.