I went up to Cleveland for the Perfect 10 miler. I had what I thought would be a challenging goal for me. Considering last month I ran a half in 2:01 I thought it was a good goal. I started off too fast, I ran first 3 miles in 24:41. Earlier this month I ran a 5K in 25:26. But I had to try to hold on. Got to 5 mile mark at 42:08 so I doubted I could negative split the race, but way ahead of goal pace. I took a hammer gel and got some water just after mile 5. they had a total of 6 water stops I only got water at 3. 6 was a little much for me. I had a couple of miles off pace in last half. No real hills but a few long upgrades that made you work a little harder on miles 8 and 9. I finished strong. Very happy overall, finished in 1:25:23, watch time, about 12 seconds different then official clock but thats how long it took to get to starting line. They used chips but had to starting mat. Well at least they got results done fast.
Lots of good things about the race, nice finishing medal, nice course, water stops, lots of volunteers, a wicking shirt. If I can I will be back.