This was a good race for me although I do wish that I had a stronger finish. I seem to give into wimpiness at the first sign of discomfort.
Also, their website says I ran a 1:33 - I am absolutely 100% sure that the clock said 1:32:XX when I crossed the finish line. I know this because I thought, "Well, at least I did sub 1:33".
I do feel like they have just denied me of tiny bit of glory!
UPDATE: This issue has been corrected!
I was a little concerned about my legs, since I was diagnosed as having "tendonitis of the butt". But, I binged on ART, got a massage, iced and hoped for the best.
When the gun went off, I felt tightness in my legs immediately. The good news is that it didnt feel painful, and it didnt progress.
Mile 1 felt easy. Too easy.
I knew going too fast for the first few miles would hurt me the last few miles so I pulled back, and took it easy.
Mile 1: 6:59
Mile 2: 6:58
Mile 3: 7:02
Mile 4: 7:05. I was bummed this mile was on the canal; the shoes that I wore slipped back a lot on the dirt.
Mile 5: 7:02
Mile 6: 6:48. Downhill.
Mile 7: 6:53. Uphill and Downhill.
Mile 8: 6:52
Mile 9: 6:54
Mile 10: 7:14. Uphill.
Mile 11: 7:07. Another uphill.
Mile 12: 7:20. This is where I start to die.
Mile 13: 7:29. Headwind. Total death.
Total Distance: 13.15
Total Time: 1:32:42
Average Pace: 7:03
And this corresponds with the clock I saw at the finish, the clock my husband saw at the finish, so it is the time that I am sticking with.
Up until my death at mile 12, I stayed true to myself and enjoyed myself to the fullest. I smiled at every spectator, I waved to every Policeman, I thanked every volunteer.
Up until mile 12, I was nothing short of a ball of sunshine.
To get ready for my race, I dressed my daughter and I up in matching outfits.
Yes, those are itty bitty little girl compression shorts!! When I saw them at Target, I knew Brenna needed them ASAP.
And Yes, I know I said I would stop buying us matching clothing from the Girls department, but these shorts are actually quite cute:
And Yes, I know Brenna has the BEST legs in the ENTIRE world.