|The start - |
it was crowded so I circled my head,
in case you don't recognize me
When registering for races run by RAM Racing you have to specify your average pace. Since I registered for this race back in May I used the pace I was running back then. Today I ran much, much faster than whatever pace I registered with (likely a 12-15 minute mile) back then. It did, however, give me an opportunity to meet one of my Team Challenge (TC) teammates. I was wearing my TC training shirt and she came up to me and we had a nice chat before the race which was really nice because it seemed to take a long time to actually start running (20 minutes for my corral to get to the front) so warming up seemed like a waste of time.
|What's that? Thumbs up? I actually feel good!|
After I crossed the finish I grabbed a bottle of water (seriously they were handing out full bottles which was awesome because I was hot. And thirsty.), a banana, apple and a granola bar. I realized I got a text from Dan that he was already at the car because he saw the crowd at the finish and knew we wouldn't be able to find each other so I walked to the car. After a quick "HOLY CRAP GUESS WHAT I JUST DID" phone call we went to Revolution Brewing for our post-race celebration. We had some time to kill so we walked around for about 30 minutes and then went in to have brunch. At this point I pulled up the official race results and was amazed that the chip time was FASTER than my watch time. I'm not sure why but I'll take it!