6:35, 6:33, 6:18, 6:20, 6:37, 6:26, 6:38, 7:00, 6:43, 6:49, 6:46, 7:15, 7:07
that was really rough, although i didn't expect too much after faking my way through three weeks of training. i actually had a goal of sub-1:25, and i wish i would have blogged it yesterday to help hold myself to a goal/standard. i really tanked over those last few miles. i've forgotten how to hurt for long periods of time. i actually felt pretty breezy through 10k and thought maybe i was going to pull off a good race. nah, says mile 8.
i will say that it was fun to be racing again, and i'm motivated to get myself back into shape because it's a lot more fun to race when you can actually race.
birmingham is pretty cool. i raced in a cotton t-shirt. my bib # told me i am 30 years old in *three different spots*