Kit’s Miracle Mile 2009 10k run

Well, after a few months of running in hopes of improving my medical condition, I put my body to the test for a good cause for a charity.  3 laps around Patriot circle, and not knowing that the terrain was a slow decline, and then a greuling incline towards the finish line.  The weather was really nice, it was cloudy, with a bit of an overcast, slight drizzle and couldn’t have asked for a better day.   The first lap was pretty good, had a strong pace.  I started near the middle of the pack, and then started to weave my way through the crowd to catch up to the front runners.  Knowing that this is my first 10k, I had to conserve my energy.  Then come the 2nd lap the slow incline started to wear me down.  On the 3rd lap my body wanted to stop by my mind kept me going towards the finish line.  After the final bend, I got a sudden burst of adrenalin and sprinted to the finish line.  Gasping for air, I picked up some energy drinks and banana’s at one of the water stands to recharge.  I finished 40th, and with a time of 49:06.  So about 7.9 minutes/mile.  Not bad for my first run.  It was alot of fun.  Overall a great time, would like do it again, and hope to improve on my time.