|I don't know what is wrong with my face and that mirror needs to be cleaned|
As I munched on my toast we drove higher and higher up the mountain to get to the half start. As we passed the mile markers for the full all I could think was no freakin way would I ever want to run this full. Even riding on the school bus the miles passed by at an excruciatingly slow pace.
|Waiting around to start|
|Can see the lights of Tucson in the distance.|
|Minimalist starting line|
|Finish is in Summerhaven- are we there yet?|
|Uphill right from the start.|
|Road I just ran (okay jogged/walked up)|
|The race wasn't very big so it was really easy to go at your own pace. Pace slow.|
|The start is way down there|
|Interesting rock thingy|
|On top of the world|
|No wonder I can't breath|
|See it is blurry, I did run some of it I swear|
My motto for the race was- just keep moving. There was a lot of run/walking done by everyone (except for the insane at the front who win things like this) so I didn't feel too bad taking my time and getting my money's worth. Since it was so pretty and nice out it was easy to get distracted and start moving at a leisurely pace. I kept having to remind myself to pump my arms and keep it movin.
|Mile 11 and 12 were on a dirt road through a neighborhood.|
The finish was uphill which was a little cruel. But not horrible. They had muscle milk (bleh) and some people cooking a breakfast of eggs and tortillas. Plus a table of watermelon, bananas and bagels. There was no bottled water but large jugs to fill your own bottle or plastic cups.
|Feeling sassy apparently|
|Trophies for the speedy people|
Mile 1: 13:09
Mile 2: 13:06
Mile 3: 13:38
Mile 4: 14:30
Mile 5: 16:34
Mile 6: 17:08
Mile 7: 16:35
Mile 8: 13:40 (Start of the downhill weeeeeeeeeeee)
Mile 9: 10:32
Mile 10: 13:05
Mile 11: 14:54
Mile 12: 11:30 (more downhill whoooo)
Mile .68: 10:28
Oh yeah that's the other thing. The course measured short, only 12.68 miles. But eh I still got a medal and after all that uphill I was pretty excited to see the finish line. This race left me excited for the Shun the Sun 1/2 on Nov 11th.