Our training this time around had gone very well and we were both mostly injury free (for once). For some reason, the cooler weather we'd been having disappeared for the day and left us in the sixties and seventies with 90%+ humidity. I was bummed about this but it ended up not feeling too bad.
The flat course ran the same route as last year (this time without the whole getting lost thing). The first half winds through fun streets and historic landmarks and includes a few out and backs where I was able to see Mike and cheer him on.
|starting the race|
The last four miles or so run along a 4 lane highway and have virtually no spectator support. I definitely felt a little lonely during these miles and struggled not to let it wear me down. I knew if I hit the 10 mile mark before 1:30
|my face shows the pain I was feeling at this point- haha|
It was a successful race for both of us and left us excited for our upcoming races and our next half in December!
|she's mastered the art of throwing the ball into the door till we come play|
|gators taking over vanderbilt campus|
|lots of orange and blue|
Our long day was finished up with a work party for M's company downtown at Margaritaville. Trace Adkins was sitting at the table next to us and we were pretty excited about it (but not brave enough to stalk him for a photo). Great end to a great day!
*race photos borrowed from here