Where to start? Obviously a few others
have voiced their disappointment in the organization of the course this year.
Racers really are just lemmings and if you point us toward a cliff, Look Out!
Got up before my alarm 4:45am and did
the prerace ritual. Then ran to the start.
2.4 mi Avg. 9:00 HR 150, it is amazing
how my heart gets moving on race days…
Was able to talk with Ben V for a
little before the race. Lined up a row or two back so as not to get pulled out
with the high schoolers. My mileage and running have been good the last couple
weeks but the lack of consistent training always has me weary of making any
They had a 10 countdown for the start
and we were off. About 100 m in a kid takes a spill two people ahead of me but
everyone manages to not trample the guy.
I was running very relaxed and felt
great with the effort. I was amazed to see my split. I know these miles are
fast but I really felt like I was going 5:30ish. The rest of the race more or
less went like this. I was completely oblivious to those around me and really
just felt in the zone. I was consistently picking off some of the people that
went out to hard and only 1 or 2 passed me after mi 2. A little after mi 5 I
noticed something was wrong with where we were running. Someone had mentioned
that the course finish was changed but it didn’t seem like we had enough room
left. I was correct. Hit the finish line in 5.89 mi, about a quarter mile
short. This is a real bummer. I was on pace for a decent time. Not a PR but
still better than last year.
Overall, I was happy with the effort
and the race. Just wish it would have been accurate and that I wouldn’t have
“cut” for placing…
Afterward spoke to a few of the
bloggers. Was surprised to see Josh S at the finish I guess he hadn’t moved
yet. Safe travels on Friday. Then headed back home via the course to cheer on a
few of the marathoners. Saw James and Allie.
3.29 mi Avg. 8:59 HR 149
Got the family and
back down to the parade route. I wasn’t planning on going but we have been here
for 7 Julys and have never made it so why not. It was good and we got prime
seats right were the marathon course joined the parade route so we were able to
1: 5:06.15 HR 175 Net -101ft
2: 5:08.39 HR 185 Net -190ft
3: 5:32.89 HR 188 Net -89ft
4: 5:33.60 HR 186 Net -58ft
5: 5:44.01 HR 188 Net -136ft
0.89: 5:14.85 (5:53 pace) HR 189 Net -24ft
32:19.89 HR 185