EVENT: Nike+ Human Race 10K
DATE: Sunday, August 31, 2008
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA (and all around the world)
RACE BEGAN: 8:31:08 pm
FINISH TIME: 00:57:38
This race course took place at Exposition Park near the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, down and out of Figueroa and some smaller streets, passed USC, and made its way back to the start.
I was/am starkly disappointed by my race time. Charging down a hot, stuffy, dark, narrow path on an August evening with 12,000 runners, weird smells from restaurants and other runners, and a revisiting lunch was not the best.
However, knowing that Kanye West and Common were at the end definitely kept me from puking or quitting. They really did deliver an awesome post-race concert performing all of their hits with "flashing lights" abound!
Upon crossing the finish line, everyone was awarded a "baton" with a wristband thing.
There is not much else I can say about this race, particularly because I am unhappy with my lackluster race performances lately. This was my last chance to redeem myself before I get deep into marathon training, which I seriously barely even have time to do with all the stuff I have on my plate (or else I would have considered doing other races, but 11 in a year is plenty, I think).