Saturday, May 30, 2015
given the swampy, humid conditions, the healthy kidney 10k was probably the kick-off to summer races! ironically, the medal noted this was the 11th edition of the race - and the one it replaced way back then was called the "summer kick-off" 10k (that tee shirt had an ice pop as the race logo)!
i knew we'd have tough conditions when i worked up a sweat just walking over to the start corrals! i had it at 80+ percent humidity at that point. heat is one thing - humidity + heat is another matter entirely! as for my race, it wasn't pretty. my 48 minute goal went out the window in the first mile - and with my 48:48 finish, i didn't even come close! but days like this aren't about time - they're all about survival!
after the finish, at the post-race events, the sponsors (UAE) were incredibly generous - i picked up an extra race tee, a polo shirt, and a hat - and skipped the encyclopedia sized books (which were nice, but way too heavy for me to carry home).
here are the official results from nyrr.