Fiesta Bowl Half Marathon Race Review
I got up at 5:30 am for the Fiesta Bowl 1/2. Start time was at 7:30a.m. But I need time to stand around sipping coffee and staring into space before I can be expected to get dressed and head out the door. After coffee I got dressed in running capris, t-shirt, and gloves. Had my ipod and garmin. Downed half a chocolate mint cliff bar and C & J drove me to the start. I must say I am now a fan of curb side service. Next time I have to drive myself to a race, park and walk to the start I am going to be so sad.
|2 thumbs up for 5:30 am and shiny faces, thumbs down on that camera angle and my new double chin|
6 10:37.9 (ate gu)
11 12:01.7 (ate gu)
I didn't take my camera because I am lazy and didn't want to carry it. We ran through Scottsdale on the side of the road. They only shut a lane of traffic down so cars were flying by at some points. That was a little unsettling mostly because I am clumsy and could see myself tripping and flying into traffic. Luckily I kept it together and there were no accidents. The course was kind of boring just down main roads, not very scenic (loop course). The last few miles were on a cement bike path covered in goose poop, a little extra challenge for us. I felt tired sooner during this one so I ate two Gus, one at mile 6 and one at mile 11. My hip got pretty tight around mile 11. I stopped and stretched twice in mile 12 to avoid walking to the finish. I think it might have been from running on the sloping side of the road or maybe just form pushing it a little harder this time. Overall I was not a fan of the route but it was not horrible. I finished in 2:17:39 a 10:30 mile pace. A NEW PR. WHOOP.
|I tried to lie to J and say I won that is why I got a medal- she didn't believe me|
|C agrees to play along and poses with the "winner"|
|Favorite medal thus far|
|Awesome tech shirt from race bag- love the dark color|
After showering and packing up we headed back to Tucson. Super fun weekend. When I got home I was all tired and whiny and didn't want to make dinner but wanted a salad with eggs in it (otherwise known as a delivery system for ranch dressing) so D went to the store and bought me one. Plus 5 points for him.
In other news: winter weather has arrived in Tucson and Max does not approve.
|Using laundry that he formed into a pile to warm up|