Speedy Recovery

It was race day…I woke up early, had my coffee and was feeling good. Of course it was after I was dressed and in the car that I realized I forgot my race number.

Whoops.

At least I had my Garmin so I would know my time.

I met up with Mandy and the Dav just before the start and we made our way to the right pace group.

20120221-145742.jpg
O.k. Mandy actually signed me up for this run and she had some major goals. She ran last year’s race in 1:19 and decided that was the time to beat.
I ran this same race in 1:35. I-don’t-care. This course is difficult for me and so I’m not un-motivated and slow.

So all this to say that as soon as we made it to the start, Mandy took off.

20120221-150504.jpg
I was cool but then the Dav put in his head phones and left too! There I was, just me and the road…
I decided that this was going to be my solo 8 mile recovery run so I pumped up my music and went for it.

20120221-151041.jpg
I spent the first 5 miles weaving in and out of slower runners and walkers. Lame.
I kept looking around to see if I could find the Dav ( I knew there was no way I could catch up to Mandy). No such luck:(. I figured that they both smoked me and were laughing about how slow I was. Jerks. I pushed on.
I was feeling good even though I was slightly sore so I picked up my pace and ran hard to the finish.

20120221-154527.jpg
As soon as I stopped the Dav was right next to me! I guess I wasn’t so lame after all! We then got our shirts and finally found Mandy

20120221-154725.jpg
Why I look like a chipmunk, ill never know. Mandy beat her time by finishing in 1:14 and the Dav and I were a solid 1:17.
Way to go Team!