|My boyfriend sent his van|
to cheer me on.
This was our first officially timed race last year, and Phil and I both wanted to improve our times. I remembered it being very hilly and was obsessing a bit about it this week, so we went out last night and drove the route. I was relieved that it didn't seem so bad at all -- I guess a year's worth of running makes hills look smaller.
From the car.
In real life, there seemed to be a constant uphill slope. But a year's worth of running really did pay off:
Phil and I both managed to best our past performances, which is going to make it a little easier to strap on the shoes for the next run.
Here's my 2010 result:
That's a 4:47 improvement! At this rate, as long as the other women in my age group don't improve, I'll be placing in about 15 years. Woot!
I don't know that Phil wants his results posted in such rich detail, but the guy finished in 1:14:41, a full 5:08 faster than last year. I'd be slathering those results all over the internets if they were mine, but he can use his own blog for that.
And you know who else did really well? This guy:
That's Andrew, Running Man Wannabe, of course. My stalking skillz this weekend were mad...I managed to pester him even before his family could congratulate him.
I'm sure his race recap will be much funnier than mine, because he's a funny guy. He'll probably remember more of the race too. It's all just a blur to me. I have a great picture with his lovely wife and daughter, but thought I probably shouldn't be willy-nilly posting pictures of other people's families.
So this race is definitely a keeper. Not too far away, somewhat challenging but not killer and they give out bees.
|...and great scenery, too!|