Sunday, August 3, 2008
Decided after my experience with the Lunar run that I would start off walking. I had stretched pretty well before the race started... or at least I thought I did. I didn't even get to the 1/2 mile point and my shins were on fire. Not as bad as the previous race but still having to tell myself with each step to just keep going. This race was different than the Lunar in a few ways. 1) A crew of friends doing it too 2) Very nice scenery along the water. Overall I would say it was a good race. After the first mile my legs stopped cramping and I was able to jog/walk the rest of the way. I have to give out a HUGE "thank you!" to Sadie who even though she really is a runner and could lap me in a second stayed by my side and walked/jogged me through the whole thing. Also a big "Way to Go!!" for Jodie who had an awesome race and Kim and Nicole who I kept watching get farther in front of me in the first mile and tried to catch the rest of the way. These ladies all did AWESOME! I am just glad we survived the heat. I can only say that last mile was Super hot and there was no breeze coming off that water. I do have to report that my time was 5 minutes faster than my slow time from two weeks before..lol. So even though I am still not breaking any records in the run department I did reach my goal of bettering my time. If I could just keep dropping 5 minutes every race I could be a true runner in say....4-5 more races. I believe next race I really will do some distance before the race to get my shin splints worked out before the race starts. I only have one thing to say, "Running on a treadmill is a piece of cake on my shins compared to these outdoor events."