As much as I understand the reasoning behind the schedule change, I was really bummed. I was trained and mentally ready for that race. Fast forward to actual race day: I am not ready for the race (aka I just spent three whole weeks 'tapering'), it's cold and raining, and because of schedule conflicts none of my normal running group is with me.
Because I had nothing better to do, I hung around for the awards ceremony and raffle drawing in hopes that I might win something cool.
I was rather surprised when they called my name for winning 3rd in my age group. Especially since I was grumbling to myself about how slow and hard this race felt. I was two whole minutes slower than the 10K I ran in June.
I was even more surprised when they said I won 3rd in my age group for the series. And while I am pretty sure I only won because all the fast people stayed home that day....I will take it!
#2 - And one year minus 5 days from the day I had my ACL reconstruction surgery I ran the Healdsburg half marathon. I hadn't trained as much as I wanted to the last two weeks leading up to it (again...big surprise!) so I was very pleased with my 2:08 time. It's a minute faster than my best time pre-knee situation. And so close to the 2 hours mark that I can't keep trying for it out of my head.
|This half marathon called for a sparkle skirt and batman socks|
I'm back running the distances I love, it was the first half I got to run with the boy, and at the end there was a wine glass waiting for me.