Fast forward 364 days to today - I finished in 40:13 (which is 4+ minutes SLOWER than my current PR), and I was totally happy and fine and whatever.
Makes NO sense to me, whatsoever, but I guess I shouldn't complain about being happy. LOL
It was soooooo hot today, and I ended up walking so many times, it was ridiculous. I almost always negative split during races, because I don't warm up well and I kind of warm up as the race goes on. Today, I warmed up with a little slow running and some strides (I'm such a pro now LOL), and then BOOM - started the race (downhill) going so fast my feet should have fallen off. I spent half a mile going "Too fast! Too fast!" and the other 2.6 miles slowing down to turtle speed. And walking. And talking to random fishermen who were also displeased with the weather. It was good times. =)
Last year, I finished just ahead of a 68 year old woman. Today, I finished just behind that same woman (now 69!). She told me she's done over 1500 races in the past 47 years. I want to be her when I grow up. Except she's probably slowed down as she's aged, and I'm already her speed. LOL
|The shirt looks blue here, but it's Ravens Purple!|
Happy Sunday! =)