2 hours (see photo)
Those were my times from Thursday's glorious 30,000-strong Run to Feed the Hungry.
The 41-and-change was my 10K time. So much for my plan with Coach Kushman to run 7-minute miles throughout. Rick, who was supposed to be pacing me so I wouldn't go crazy 10 days before the marathon, tried his best. But we still managed a 6:40 per mile pace. Oops. Rick and I knew we were in trouble when we looked down at our watches at the Mile 1 mark and saw 6:14.
We did a progression run in reverse (regression?) after that -- slower each mile. Coach K wasn't too upset with me for breaking my vow to stay at 7 minutes. I felt pretty good throughout and didn't raise my heart rate above 155, tempo pace.
Now, as for that 2-hour time.
That was how long it took me to leave the parking lot. The Fam and I decided to linger after the race, and by the time we got to the car the entire Sac State campus was a parking lot. (See photo I took with my iPhone while bored out of my mind waiting.)
Except for the post-race traffic jam -- a RTFTH tradition -- it was another fine day. Kudos to race director Rich Hanna for changing the 10K course this year. Most people I talked to liked this one better.