Saturday, August 28, 2010
Today was OROC, a 5k run downtown Cleveland (OROC = outrun ovarian cancer). Before I go any further, I want to tell you - the entire run today was dedicated to one of my spark friends (who shall remain nameless) and to her aunt who lost her battle this week to leukemia.
For me the event started a little distance from the run, when I parked my car and ran to the event. OROC is a relatively small event and I ran into fellow sparker Cheryl and her daughter. I ran into two of my fellow nurse practitioner colleagues who both work in gynecology-oncology, and at the start line I ran into two of the coaches for Team in Training. - Shortly after we started - someone tapped me on my shoulder it was one of our MD's who ran with his daughter. Well they continued to run a little ahead of me - for about half mile, and for some reason they kinda fell back - could not be me that ran faster LOL.
I blasted the course in the fastest time so far PR - I saw 27 min something. :-)
I ran into the MD (who had experienced cramps) - my two colleagues, the fellow sparker and her daughter. Got some water - a banana (resisted the cookie they offered), and got on my way back to the car.
Returning to the car - I reviewed the Garmin - I had clocked about 10 miles of running at an avg pace of 9.46. Not sure the Garmin is right - I did not feel I ran that fast.
27:06.8 (chip time)