|Parking lot shot before the race|
This past weekend I ran the Florida Hospital Celebration Health Founders' Day 10K in Celebration Florida. Unlike most races this one was on Sunday, it couldn't have been a better day for a run with temps in the low 60s and sunny skies. I ran this race with my daughter and husband. This event offered a distance dare by running the 10K at 7:30am and then running the 5K at 9:15am. Since this was my low mileage week (only needed to run 8 miles), I passed on the dare and ran only the 10K and then two additional miles after the race to get in my 8.
The race course took us through the beautiful town of Celebration, Florida. Right next to Disney World, it is a picturesque community with front porches and manicured lawns. We ran by the hospital, golf course, school, movie theatre and waterfront. A few of the residents were on their porches cheering us on.
My goal for the race was to finish in under one hour. To do this I knew I had to keep a sub 9:30 pace. All this was easy to calculate because the day before I splurged and bought myself a Garmin Forerunner 410!! This thing is amazing!
It told me my current pace, elapsed time, mile splits as well as my heart rate. Once I got home and downloaded the information to my computer it gave me even more details about my run. It makes me want to run more - I absolutely love it!
So thanks to my Garmin here are the details on my race: