i ran a 10k this morning and learned a couple valuable lessons that i will carry forward into my half-marathon on october 29:
- do not start near the front of the pack with the 8-minute-mile runners. i am slower than that and it's disheartening to watch several people pass me by. it'd be better to start near the back " pass a bunch of people up.
- bring my ipod. i'm used to running races with others, which provides distraction " entertainment. racing alone requires an ipod.