So I posted yesterday before my first official 10k to say how nervous I was, and I'd like to report that everything went swimmingly! (runningly?) The weather was beautiful, and there was a great sense of camaraderie amongst the runners. I started sprinting when I saw the finish line, and I got a huge rush from hearing the faster runners compliment me on a strong finish. I was happy with my time (9:34 pace), and I'm looking forward to more races in my future. I like running on my own, but there's something really enjoyable about running a course with hundreds of other participants.
my original message:
I'm less than 20 minutes away from running my first official 10k, and I am oddly nervous! I keep trying to remind myself that I've run further than this before, but I've still got major jitters! Does this happen to anyone else?