A week after the Dog Day Dash, I headed over to Mukilteo for the Run-a-Muk 10K. It’s part of Mukilteo’s Lighthouse Days festival, although it is held before the actual festival. It starts and finishes in Old Town Mukilteo, and follows a primarily out and back course.
Although this was only my second 10K, although the course was exceedingly hilly, although it was a warm summer’s day, I finished this 10K with my fastest 10K time ever, 52:54. (I’ve never yet beat it in a 10K, though I’ve run a similar pace in a couple of five mile races.)
I think that my incline work on the treadmill, plus the hills in Everett, helped me with the hills here. I know when I see people running on the treadmills at the Y they hardly ever have an incline, while I always kept it at 5 to 6. I found myself passing people on the hills—though sometimes they passed me back on the way down!
I did not, however, win a prize.