Sunday, November 23, 2008

13.1: Been there. Run that.!

That phrase was on a t-shirt that I didn't buy (I also didn't buy the ones that said "I'm slow, get used to it" and "this IS my race pace.") I did get nice socks and tons of other gear (went kinda crazy in fact.)

And yes, I finished. Time: 3:12. Started strong and on my 13 minute mile pace for quite a while but cramped up horribly starting around mile 5 - right quad from hip to knee, lower back, achilles tendons. The rest of the race was varying shades of torture. I will post a longer race report tomorrow but the upshot is: there are lots of little things one could complain about - my physical problems (resulting, I believe from inadequate training, some aspects of the race and of our group that were poorly organized, but overall it was a great day. Some of our teens are hugely talented and did extremely well, placing VERY high overall and winning or nearly winning their age groups; others to 7 1/2 hours to finish the full event. But absolutely everyone finished their event and so we went home with 100 medals (and 99 "Kicking Asphalt" t-shirts -somehow I left mine behind - WAAAH!)

More details to come, but now: sleep.

4 comments:

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

WoooooHooooo!! Great job. Hope you aren't too sore tomorrow!!!

LBTEPA said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Calyx Meredith said...

Yay! Congratulations you!

KrissyGo! said...

Way to go! Rock on!!!