This was an interesting one. A friend sent me email asking if I wanted to have another friends bib. This other friend had already registered for the run but opted out because of an injury. It's been since October since I ran any sort of race so I thought it'd be a good idea. Especially to test to see how my IT band would react.
The run itself was three lake loops: Once around Harriet, once around Calhoun, and back around Harriet again. The route was gorgeous. I haven't run around the lakes in a while so it was nice to get back around them and see the area. And the weather was nice as well. It was floating around the mid 30's and sunny. All in all a very pleasant day for a run.
Sparing the mundane details I finished pretty much at 1:18 putting my days pace at 7:48/mile. This time last year I'd have considered this a disappointing pace. But, it was my first race since my IT band band injury in October and it's the longest I've gone since then as well. All in all I'm pleased with the day. The run was kept at a pretty consistent pace, a lot of my friends showed up as well as some faces I haven't seen in a long time, and most of all no IT band pain. I'd say this was a very successful day.
I did stop at my favorite coffee stop in Linden Hills (Coffee & Tea Ltd.) and treated myself to some well earned caffeine goodness.
Until next time.