I showed up at the starting line at 9:25. And by starting line, I mean tiny parking area. I was freezing, and trying to figure out a way to run the entire race in my Uggs. On the flip side, the view was beautiful looking back to Crawford. I settled on wearing tall socks (bright pink in color) to keep my legs warm. Mom came to the starting line to cheer me on. Side note: for some reason, I thought this race was 14 miles….to my delight…I discovered that 20k= 12.4. DUH. Another side note: I thought there was very little elevation gain….to my dismay…almost 50% of the race was spent climbing.
|Not my pink socks...but close to them|
|The BadA$$ badboys|
I finished in less than two hours, hills and all. It was a great day. Mom and I toured the park afterwards; she has all the pictures on her camera, otherwise I would share.
It turns out that prime rib, mashed potatoes and a glass of red wine serve as a pretty good pre-race dinner. We went to a wedding the night before… so that was my dinner. I somehow refrained from the wedding cake (I must have been experiencing a brief moment of self-control) …however this moment passed when Ty wanted to stop at Taco Bell on the way home. I had a bean burrito. At 11:00 pm. The night before the race. Go me!!
Finally….it should be noted that Nike’s compression capris do NOT in fact prevent chaffing. Just sayin.