|Mandatory Pre-Race photo...man that kid is getting tall!|
|Check out that dude stretching on the starting line. Really?|
|We are off! The beautiful CCC campus :)|
|Believe it or not, I'm walking on air....;)|
The last mentionable hill comes just before the 10K mark. I hit 10K in 59:45! The first time I've done it in under an hour in a longer distance! Yay for me! Miles 6-9 are downhill. I think I might have uttered Weeeeeeeeee!!!! at one point ;-D I was a bit concerned when I felt a sharp pain on the inside of my right knee....didn't impeed my running, but was a bit annoying. Any idea what that is? (Probably my crappy form...which I have had an epiphany about. I will address it in an upcoming post) By the time I got to mile 9, I realized that because I was STILL hitting sub 10 miles, my goal of a 2:10 was not only attainable but beatable. I was pumped. The last area is flat, which was a relief. I gave this race everything I had. I held nothing back. During the last mile I reeled in 7 annoying people that passed me during the downhill. Gotta say I loved that.
|1:36:02 a 39 minute PR!|
|1:35:14 a 2 minute PR!|
|2:05:34....an 11 minute PR!|
The best part of this race was that although I had a secret in-the-back-of-my-mind goal of 2:10, I really was out there to enjoy the race & spend time doing something I love with my family. I finally realize that I ran well. Not just well 'for me', but well for any regular runner! 9:34 pace is nothing to belittle myself about...it is a GOOD pace & I'm proud of myself for having fun, giving it my all & being able to acknowledge the change in me over the past year. I am no longer just a beginner....I am a runner!
|Post race photo by Thing 2: OMG! They are making me take another family photo!|
|Official member of the Wine Baron Club ;-D|