During my warm-up I ran into Kristina Vegh, who I ran with back at NC State. I was so excited to see her! I haven't seen Kris since graduation, so we had a ton to catch up on! Unfortunately she had to leave 10 minutes after the race, to catch a flight back. Kris is having an awesome season so far (7th at the 5k nationals), and I know she is going to keep it up! Hopefully we'll run more races together in the future.
The high-level of competition was apparent at the start of the race, Molly Huddle (the 10k champ) was there along with a bunch of other world-class girls. I haven't really seen that level of competition since college. It was very exciting. We had a pretty fast start, and I kept it under control, but felt great! It was so nice to come down from altitude. I could definitely feel the difference and I could actually breathe! I was in the zone the whole time and it really went by quickly (when compared to a marathon).
I felt great at the finish and ran a 10k PR of 35:27! I can't wait for the Army Ten Miler!
Here are the results:
Place Divpl Tot Div Guntime Nettime Pace Name Ag S Race# Hometown 22 19/1575 F2029 35:28 35:27 5:43 Kelly Calway 26 F 4091ManitouSpringsCO