But I had tons of running friends running the Capital 10 Miler, and I ran it last year. I was registered, and I was going to do what I could do.
I had originally hoped for a 10:20-10:30 pace.. but... well.. that didn't happen. My stomach wasn't happy (had to stop twice for the portapotty). And I could feel the old feelings of 'discouragement' setting in mid race, but I quickly threw those thoughts out. Although I told my friends that I was running with not to wait for me, as I made my 2nd portapotty stop, they did. They ran/walked slowly until I caught up with them.
It was much slower than last year, but