|Total Average Pace:||7:13|
*Ran with a friend
After running with a fellow Kenyan Wayer I unintentionally was a little cooled off. I Started to tighten up at mile 14. Need to do a few more of these long runs.
There was a big race today, the USA 10 miler down at UofH Clear Lake. I was scheduled to be at this race but backed out. But that didn't mean that there weren't some good performances. Last year's winner from Kenya decided not to come this year, but another Kenyan the former Texas A&M Corpus Christi national champion Shadrack Songok decided to come up for the race. He won with a stellar time of 50:13. I got a chance to get some tips from Shadrack at the Beach To Bay marathon relay this year, and even got a few pictures with him. On the women's side, a friend of mine, and 2009 participant of the World Championships, Mary Davies won the 10 miler with a time of 58:07 which was a 6 minute improvement from the year before.
The big story of the race was the showdown between the 2 local heavy weights Sean Wade and Sesar Figueroa. Sesar has been dominating every race below the 10 mile distance in the local area for a few years now. Sean has come back from injury this year to run better than he has run in many years. Although Sesar is always a favorite at the shorter distances, Sean is still very strong as the distances start to get longer. So it was interesting to see how these 2 would match up at the 10 mile distance. Well Sean squeezed out a victory over Sesar. Both ran good times at 50:39(2 minute improvement from the year before) and 50:56 respectively. Results can be found here. Congratulations to all of the runners this weekend as I know there were quite a few races this weekend!