The wether was a lot cooler than I might have otherwise liked, but I am certainly pleased with the results.
29:45. (9:35 mile pace)
Yes. I have broken the 30:00 mark!!111!!ONE!!! I knew things were looking good when I passed the halfway point in 14:45. There was a bit of a headwind going out, so it turned into a tail wind on the way back in. I rounded the final turn and made a full sprint (well, as well a full sprint as I can do after having run 3 miles.) I could hear the timekeeper on the bullhorn giving out times as the runners ahead of me finished. I heard "29!" and put everything I had left into the run.
Let me tell you... it was like winning a race for me. I broke my personal best time AND I broke the 30 minute mark.
It's just a shame that they were only giving out awards to the top three male/female runners overall. I could have gotten an award and not felt bad about it afterwards. ;-)
My reward to myself will be a new pair of sneakers. These ones that I have now are blistering my feet to all hell. I will have them and they will be broken in before the next run I do on September 11th, the Paul Revere 5K.
Now if you'll excuse me, I've got a cold
Edit: You can see how bad I did last time here.