So I slept well and was up on race day at 6am (alarm was set for 0630, as race started at 0900 and we were downtown already and only a 5 minute walk to the start line)
This is the weather I saw......YUCK
I had a shower and ate my breakfast ....I went to the Lobby and got coffee for everyone...all before anyone else was even up!
We got to the start line around 0820.
I took 2 salt pills and off I went. I warmed up quick. It was ok temperature wise but pretty humid. I don't mind that though. The pack was so thick! I actually ran into a few people (big surprise) So by km 4 I was feeling great! I sped up a by km 8 and took one more salt pill. I also had a GU chew and some water. I was worried about running out of energy but I was feeling great.
FEELING GOOD HERE
I was 57 Min in (actually 54 Min) at the 10 k split! I started to look more for my Dad at this point as I felt like I was getting close to him. It started to rain at km 12! But it felt good! At km 14 I saw my dad up ahead as we rounded a corner so I did a little sprint and as I caught him I said "What are you trying to do? Loose me?" He turned around surprised to see me and said...."wow, good for you" "you must have been flying". So until km 18 I
Check out these race pics
Me and My Dad at km 16
I look like I am in pain but I swear I felt great here-Maybe it was the rain!
I felt Strong and at km 18 he said "go ahead, get the best time you can". So I popped a salt pill and a GU chew and took off!
Here I am crossing the finish line
Final Time 1Hr 53 Min 56 Sec- Pace of 08:41/mile or 05:24/km!
|Me and my Dad after the race! A bit soggy!|
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Seriously? Wow-Whats wrong with me?
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