The weather was AMAZING, around 60 degrees and sunny, and the course was a hilly loop through beautiful tree-lined streets. My finishing time was. . . 23:19, which is just about 7:30 pace :) In this post, I had mentioned wanting to get under 23 min., but I am very happy with my time especially since it was on a decently hilly course. From mile 2 to about 2 3/4 the race was all uphill, and being that it was the end of race and I was dead, it was rough. I'm proud to say that I kept a pretty steady pace, I went out in a 7:10 first mile and then kept it around 7:40 for the last 2 miles. Often times I go out way to fast, run a 6 min first mile and then die out and finish with 8 min miles. I felt very relaxed through the 1st mile, then started to feel it in my gut halfway through the 2nd mile especially on the uphills. I kinda felt like I was going to get sick throughout the 2nd half of the race but I hung in there, kicked it in hard and it paid off. . .
3rd in my division/ 6th female out of 201/ 28th overall out of 358
That is totally the cutest medal I have ever won :)
And they had pumpkin painting for the kids:
I'm already looking for another road race to do within the next month. I'd like to at least run under 23 min, but really I want to break 22:30. Actually if it's a flat course I think I could go sub 22 :D
|Overall Place||28 / 358|
|Gender Place||6 / 201|
|Division Place||3 / 24|