I ran around part of that reservoir this morning. Had I done the 10k, I would have run around the whole thing. But I was on the rim of the reservoir for about 2 miles.
I made the Hubs get up at 5:45 this morning so that we could leave at 6:00 to head to the race site. It was crazy-hot when we walked out the door, and I immediately regretted my decision to run a 5K. But Hubs would have killed me if I told him that I had made him get up for nothing. And the dog was going with us, so he was super excited by this point. He would have never calmed down if we just tried to go back to bed.
The drive was much shorter than I thought it would be, so we were at the race site and I was registered by 6:40. But there was plenty going on to keep the dog occupied, so time passed quickly.
Small race, maybe 150 people. The first mile was NOT good. But once I got up the hill and onto the rim of the reservoir (read: flat), it was all good. There was this eight year old girl that was in front of me that I could never catch up with. I'm not very fast. She put more distance between us when I walked a few steps at the water station. Then she finally ran out of steam and I was gaining on her! She was walking, and I was going to pass her! I totally think she (eight years old, don't forget that part) was messing with me, because she just started back up and left me in the dust. It was kind of amusing though.
My finish time was 30:23. I am mad that I didn't realize how close I was to that time, or I would have pushed to try to get under 30:00. I wore my watch, I just didn't use it. Smooth.