|Ready to head down to the race- thumbs up if you |
love racing in the snow!
|Devan hanging out in her green attire|
|Some of the ladies trying to keep warm and dry before the race.|
Top row: Jane, Mel, Kim, Chelsea and Alma
Bottom row: Jamie, unknown (sorry!), Julie, Jill and me!
|Brian found me before the 10K started. It was his birthday!|
1. Stronger (Kelly Clarkson)
2. Sorry for Party Rocking (LMFAO)
3. Untouched (The Veronicas)
4. Misery Business (Paramore)
I think I prefer to not have music for a 5K, I don't really feel like it helped me too much and I kind of wanted to rip the earbuds out as I was heading up the final hill because the music was irritating me and I couldn't concentrate.
|Kerrie, me and Alyssa|
|The 5K start. I am somewhere behind the man in a full body green nylon suit. |
You know you can find him! And yes- that was all he was wearing.
And he was really fast.
Mile 2 included the turn around- that meant we were halfway done! I also noticed that there weren't really too many runners ahead of me but my pace was dropping and I was having a hard time keeping it at 7:45 (my ultimate goal pace). I passed Alyssa on my way back, as she was heading to the turn around- she wasn't too far behind me. Mile 2- 7:46
Mile 3. Oh mile 3, I have been dreading this mile since I found out they altered the race course. It is uphill, not entirely- but gradually and continually. And then in the last half mile- it is just a hill. I caught up to Mel in that last mile and came up next to her and touched her arm so she would know I was there, she seemed in a daze. She smiled at me and I thought she said "not much farther" and I said "Just a half mile!" (I really couldn't talk, but somehow managed that!) but she really asked me HOW much farther- her garmin had died at the start of the race so she had no clue her pace or distance! She was matching my stride so I was hoping we could finish together but she had a sideache and faded back and I just kept trying to get up the hill in front of me without losing my pb and j!
|Mel and I just after we finished- I do not even remember this being taken! |
Can you say dazed??? Oh, and sorry girl in the truck changing behind me :)
Overall place- 103/1698
Female, age 30-34- 4/215 That's right, I placed in my age group!!!
Several of my friends did really well also- Kerrie placed 2nd and Mel placed 6th in our age group. Alyssa and Alma took 3rd in their groups and Brian placed 7th in his group for the 10K. There were also quite a few PR's set so despite the weather (and hill) we all did great! I didn't realize I would get a ribbon for 4th place so I didn't pick mine up- insert sad face here- but hopefully they will mail it to me.
|Two soaked ladies, a half eaten banana and some honey buckets!|
|Jill, me, Chelsea, Mel, Kerrie, Lolo and Zoe|
Aside from Kim's hubby stealing my omelet (haha) it was the perfect ending to a great race. I feel very lucky to be included in this fun group of ladies! Can't wait for the next one. Now back to half marathons for this girl, I currently have SEVEN on my calendar. Yes, seven. I think I need to order a half fanatic hoody sweatshirt stat!!!