|This is what I picture for Bastille Day|
Once the race started I found myself busting out of the starting shoot with my usually enthusiasm, but calmed myself down before I over did things. I spent the majority of the race running comfortably hard. It was enough that my body was like "Hey let's take a short walk" but not hard enough that I was breathing too hard. In the end it all worked out and I broke the weird PR thing I had going on where my 10K PR pace was faster than my 8K PR pace... they are now exactly the same!
After the race I found Jennifer's mom and we and rested and stretched waiting for everyone else to finish. A little later Chris came along, then I spotted Maggie and Amanda so i rejoined them for conversation. We then went and got some beers and chatted some more. I also got to meet Britt who had come and found us. After awhile Jennifer texted me that they were going to get froyo which sounded good for a post race cool down so off I went.
Bastille Day is a nice convenient race for me, but next year I want more croissants or pain au chocolat, merci!