Goal time: Run in the 1:30s
Actual finish time: 1:40:14
Division place (25-29): 3/21 (got a sweet plaque for this!)
Sex place: 20/194
Other stuff: got a stocking cap for driving 60+ miles to race
There were some great things about this race, and some equality crappy things. Here is part 1 of my race report (part 2 tomorrow).
- The Good:
- My friend and I decided to run together for the first part of the race, which ended up being 8 miles. It was awesome to have someone to talk to while running, which helped keep me relaxed.
- My post-race blood sugar was 148. This is the best it has ever been.
- We ran through a lot of neighborhoods with huge houses. It is always nice to look at mansion-like homes while running.
- I PR'd.
- I overslept on Saturday morning. I set my alarm for 5:53 a.m. so I could eat 3 hours before the race. However, I somehow turned it off in my sleep. Therefore, I woke up at 7, quickly through on my race clothes, scarfed down breakfast and kept telling myself it was not the end of the world. It also didn't help that I woke up to a blood sugar of 53.
- The race was small, and after my friend and I diverged at mile 8 (he went ahead of me), I felt like I was running alone. Sure, I saw a guy wearing a green shirt for the next 5 miles, but other than that, not a single soul.
- I didn't run with my music and there was no on-course entertainment or even music playing. I was attempting to sing songs in my head to keep the beat to run to...it worked for a little bit, but it is fairly hard to do this for roughly 39 minutes.
- I didn't meet my goal.
Tomorrow I'm writing about a dilemma I'm having with my actual time vs. goal time.