My first 10k was the Thanksgiving Day Race 11/22/2007 in Cincinnati, Ohio. During the training I was having to stop and walk during my long runs. My longest run was three weeks before the race and it was 7 miles.
At the beginning of the race a few people cramped up during the first steep hill and had to stop and walk. Close to end of the race I was beginning to run out of steam, but was able to suck it up and finish the 10k without walking. I finished the 10k (6.2 miles) in 1:07:24 with a pace of 10:52.
Sporting my T-shirt before the race.
It was cold the morning of the race, everyone was bundled up and trying to keep warm.
The starting line for the race.
The race finished in the Paul Brown Stadium.
Getting close to the end!