|My motto for the race which is from Frayed Laces Blog.|
|Prerace warm up|
Unfortunately, I let these distractions effect how I ran my race. I really wanted to get clear of the pack, which led me to run the first mile at a much faster pace than I wanted. Also my quad had started to tighten up the night before just enough to be a distraction. I don't think that it effected how I ran physically speaking, but mentally I was distracted by the slight burning I felt in it. At the one mile mark, I was doing OK and was optimistic that things would get better for me as the race progressed, but it just never happened. The 1.5 mile marker was right at the foot of the on big hill on the course, which I went up fairly well, but the hill didn't level off. Instead, you made a right turn and immediately went in to a slow incline, which just took the life out of me because right after that incline I started having really bad pains in my back right side on the edge of my rib cage. I tried to run through them but right as the were hitting I was also running past a Krispy Kreme Doughnut shop/factory and smell nearly made me sick. Eventually, just after the 2 mile marker I had to pull up for a few seconds to catch my breath and let the pain subside, which it did. I was able to get going again, and recover most of the distance that I had lost, but the pain returned, so I had to do the same thing two more times before I reached the 2.75 mile marker, after that point I was able to gut out the rest of the way but I wasn't able to recover all of the ground that I lost from pulling up. I would say that I lost about 20 seconds from pulling up.
|Hiro & I walking with our friends after the race: She is still smiling!|
|Greg how do you feel about the way you ran today?|
|Did you have fun today? Of Course!|