Yesterday was the big race! It was a beautiful crisp fall day. The temperature was 28 degrees and there were almost no clouds in the sky. The route, in my opinion was a little boring race-wise, but it was very pretty. We went down south along the lake for about 4.5 miles and turned around to see a great view of the city skyline from the south, and ran straight back. There were so many people!!! I can't find an exact report of how many people registered, but I heard that it was around 30,000 people for the 5K and the 15K total. I had a really hard time starting out because there were so many people. I had to do a lot of zig zagging, and even then, I couldn't really get into my pace. Finally around about mile 4, I was able to get into the groove a bit more, but the path was still pretty crowded. I felt my legs getting tired around mile 7, but it was great to be able to push through it and keep running faster and faster. I really tried to push myself this race, and it felt great! I'm pleased to say that I did not walk during the race, which is a great mark in training for me. I ended up with a finishing time just two minutes more than what my goal was, but when I figure in how I had such a hard time starting out, I think that I actually did run really well. Next time, I'll start farther up in the heats so that I don't get stuck behind so many people. I'm really excited to find another race to run!
Dude, Suzi. There were TOO many people there. Way. Too. Many. YOu were very right about zig zagging. It was also very annoying to see little kids weaving because they're tiny. And when I try, I get blocked.ReplyDelete
You're so amazing! Love it! Congrats!ReplyDelete