This was my first run on pavement since my hip surgery. I'm loving my trail and beach runs... but pavement is, well, hard. So I kept my expectations low. Diane D implored me to just do the 3 mile instead of the 10K - "If you've only done trail runs, pavement will beat your feet up bad". I decided to plan for the 10K and left the 3 mile as an option as both races start together and run the first 2 miles together. At the decision point, I was still feeling OK enough to keep going, but yeah - the pavement was brutal. I suppose my ancient Saucony running shoes which had pretty well pooped out years ago for this sort of duty - may have had something to do with it as well. Dave reminded me there was one more bail-out point - I could cut off the last ~1 mile loop - and that's what I did. ~5 miles in 55 minutes. Dave Delucchi, on the other hand, handled this tough course in sub-40 temperatures with a sub-40 time. Congratulations, Dave! Rick Ferrell did a great run too - 42 minutes.