It’s so nice to be able to write a race report for a race that I’ve ran twice!
This year, it was held in a new place. This year, I also raced on a team! Packet pick up was the day before (as always) and I was deemed co-captain. I knew everyone on the team, except one person. I met up with the captain to pick up our team stuff and met the person I hadn’t met yet.
Race started at 1:00, roads closed at 12:30, so we had to be there early-ish. I get there and when I’m pulling in my parking spot, I realize: OH SHIT!! I left my bib and chip timer at home. It was too late to go back for it. This wasn’t even my first race!! Crimany. So I go to the walk-in and get a new bib and chip timer. My ORIGINAL number was 500. I’m now number 1466. 😦 and I didn’t get credit for my team.
Anyway, the race was good. The first mile was mostly downhill. The route took us clock-wise through the inside of the Corn Crib (a baseball field) and then counter clock-wise around the outside of the ball field. The water stop was on the far side of the field. I think at this point, my walking and been minimal. The third mile, well, that was something else. It was mostly uphill and into the wind. Ugggggggghhhhh… This is where I did most of my walking. I’m sure if I had my Garmin on me and not in my car, this is the mile that would be my slowest.
All in all, it was good. My official time was 34:49.1 (not my best, not my worst) and came in 973 out of 1280. I thought the totals were well over 2000, but maybe not all of them opted to be timed. Of my age group, I was 62 out of 100.