I finished less than an hour ago and I am feeling great! I got to the race early this morning fairly calm surprisingly. I did not set any expectations on myself other than keeping my pace and running the whole thing. Since I went to this race alone, I found it a perfect time to people watch. Some people warmed up with a jog and stretches. I think one couple even ran the race?! Weirdos. I'm pretty sure those are the ones who came in first. Personally when I run I walk out the door and go so the walk from the car was good enough for me. I save my stretching for after. So I just stood there and waited...and waited...My friend Tim was right, the wait before the race is the worst. You just want to get it started.
|Pre-race looking like a giant in my living room|
On the website it says flat course. Um I'm not sure what flat is to them but there was a nice steady climb at 1.5. Although it was nice to run down it. That was a little tricky of them. I will forgive them though. At 2.5 I was just about spent, but I gave it all I could to not walk. Finally saw the finish line and plowed through, picked up speed and made it in at 32:00! I am so proud.
|post race- I did it!|