Lone Star Stampede 10K finish line and after a high-five from another runner, I wwas handed Honey Milk and a maple donut.
I felt great after that short snack break. Since I still needed to run back home, I didn't stay to see the results and took off running again - back home. Before the race, I ran to the start from home, about 2 1/2 miles. Kind of fun to run races close to home!
Finish Time by Garmin: 48:01
Course Length by Garmin: 5.9 miles
Weather: 70°, warm, but mostly shady route
This was my second 10K and I finished with exactly a one minute PR, according to my Garmin. I don't know if the race course was actually short or not. I hope not.
Something I've noticed is that the more races I do, the less nervous I am while standing at the start and the more I learn about pacing myself and not going out too fast. One nice perk of racing a 10K is that I didn't feel like I had to run quite so fast as I do for a 5K. One bad thing about running this 10K was seeing all of the 5Kers finish while we 10Kers had to run the course a second time. Maybe that's why my 4th mile was the slowest!
Update: The race results are up!
Chip time: 47:56
Age group (40-49): 3rd out of 35
Overall: 82 out of 375
Update on the length of the race: Since this was a certified course, maybe racing close to tall buildings caused my Garmin to have trouble with satellites, correcting in a straight line when we didn't actually run in a straight line, making it look like a short course.