Yesterday was the first warm day of the year. Loved the sun. Loved the temps. However, did not love to race in these temps. Especially not after this week's hard interval work outs.
But, John tricked me into it. I didn't really have plans on yesterday's national holiday (Queen's Day), so when he suggested to run a 10K, I figured: 'Why not?'. It must have been the wine I had the day before, because it's no secret that I'm not a fan of 10K's. I'd rather run a marathon. I'm too slow for 10K's.
With a 12 PM start, the temps were already right up there. The sun was working its way through my pale skin. It only took me 500 meters into the race to undress myself. What else is new? The heat was bugging me, then my sucky kidney started to act up (ouch...peeing blood is one of the wonders a sucky kidney makes you experience...woo-hoo!) - add 'no wind' to the picture and sloggin the thing out was the way to go. John, my sincere apologies for boring the heck out of you and for not respecting the pace. :) Thanks for man pursing my handheld, though. ;) Managed to slog the thing out in 48:18. Which makes it a little slower than a HM-pace tempo run. In this heat. I'll take it. Did get me 1st in my AG and 4th Female overall. I guess all the speedy chicks were enjoying the weather. ;)
Some pics (John's wife Ans took those - so - photo courtesy to Ans). Yep, how to mess up race photos 101 - how to flash an entire town.
Yep, blinded by the (orange) light and blinded by the white. ;)
Checking if the girl behind me I'd just passed, wouldn't pass me again right before the finish line.