Okay maybe not dominated but we did pretty good. The race started at 9a.m. two blocks from our house so I got up, remembered to charge my Garmin, sifted through tech shirts to figure out what to wear,
|I went with pink|
The course was an out and back down to Lake Michigan and along the harbor. They did not close any roads though there were people directing traffic but it was not the safest situation. Drivers seemed to be irritated and take it out by blasting by full speed and super close to runners. Oh I am sorry to slow down your drive to your luxury yacht with my road race. Jeez. Other than that the course was fine, except for the hills, those will forever and always suck.
Per usual I started out way too fast and this was aided by a slight downhill.
1 8:11.4 (weeeeee downhills are fun)
4 9:30.9 (oh yep mile 1 is catching up to me I want to die)
6 9:26.8 (hills, hills, hills, hills)
7 1:53.4 (weeee almost done)
I was feeling okay on the uphill until some other woman runner blasted by me like nothing. Rude- doesn't she know she should majorly slow down and make faces of intense pain while gasping for breath like a dying fish. I tried to catch her but it just didn't happen. What did happen is I got a PR, ran miles in the 8's (what??), and place 2nd in my age group. I came in 18th or 19th overall and I think was around 7th woman. Sure it was a tiny, local race but still counts.
|Age group medal for the win.|
But if I were going to be honest, the best part about this race are the coupons I got for free frozen custard.
Oh yeah D was there too. He finished right around an hour and placed first in his age group! The fact that he did that with minimal training is ridiculous. People and their gosh darn natural running ability.
|"I just don't understand why you have to train so much? I am skeptical about your tactics."|