Nancy, Tonna & I
I made them take a selfie...I think it may have been their first!
I picked up my race packet Saturday morning and despite this being a *really* big race and production, it took me just a few minutes - easy peasy.
I did have to pay an extra $5 for chip timing...I've never had to do that before. Kind of odd.
This particular morning was particularly humid (83% humidity to be exact). I knew it was going to a tough race. My goal was to stay under 10 minute miles as this was just a *fun* run (but secretly I wanted to PR).
I *had* to bling out my picture of Lisa. It was a must.
I also met a few ladies from MRTT there too!
The other awesome thing? Around eight aide stations for a 5k! Most of the time you're lucky if you get one! All of the volunteers were great!
The three miles flew by. The course was nice and flat, with a little elevation gain at the end, but overall pretty easy.
The challenge was definitely the humidity.
But those 10ish minute miles?
They turned into 8ish minute miles...at least for the first 2. The last mile was *really* difficult and I had to stop and walk a couple of times. I'd like to think if it had been cooler, I'd have kept up that speed. It felt relatively easy for awhile and I honestly couldn't believe I was moving that fast.
There were a lot of activities and sponsor supported booths at the end of the race, but I had to scoot so that I could get to barre.
I ended up with a 27:57 finish time. Not quite the PR I kind of wanted, but good enough for 4th (I'm 4th A LOT) in my AG.
We did it!