Have I mentioned what a great sport Mike is? After a week with many late late work nights and little (ok no) training, he was up with me for this 10K!
Off to the subway at 6AM for an 8AM start. Found ourselves in the subway with loads of other runners geared up for the race. Have a mentioned that Koreans LOVE their gear! Each race starts with some celebration, announcers, even some Korean cheerleaders this time, some back-rubs, stretching and fireworks...
It was our second 10K in Korea and looks like my training is paying off. The course was long and was actually closer to an 11K, but I had a PR with the fastest pace I have ever done in a 10K (8:33 minute/ mile!!) Yeah!
For those of you familiar with pacers at marathons, they were here as well. Here is one of them getting their balloon, so their group can see them. Only thing is...his bib says "PACE MAKER." whaaa?
Some things just don't translate seemlessly from Korean to English, and we get a good chuckle once in a while.
Next Race is the Sports Seoul Half Marathon in November!