Ninety-Nine. It was ok. Nothing to write home about. Then it was early to bed. As usual it was hard for me to get to sleep because I was so excited about the race.
I haven't had a race since June to test my progress. We had a very humid Summer that kicked my butt. I expected to run around a 10 min/mi at best. My plan was to do the best I could, listen to my body and not rely on my watch. I knew that the other runners would pull me along as well as my race day adrenaline so I needed to be careful to pace myself so I didn't hit the wall halfway through.
course was beautiful. All but 4 miles of it was on a road that overlooks the ocean. What a great way to keep distracted when your mind wants to quit. I just looked over my shoulder to watch and listen the waves. It never fails to help my mind wander.
Give Your Sole was there accepting donations of used sneakers for a local charity.
All in all it was a fun race and I think I will do it again next year. I have already signed up for their New York race in March 2013.
Next up, Runner's World Half & Festival in October. It will be interesting to see what I finish with there. The course is hilly and I will be running in their 10k the day before.
Do you get a massage post-race?
Do you drink beer after and does it help you to recover faster?
Do you train in the heat/humidity?
What improvements in your fitness have you seen because if it?