Here is another past due race report~ Sorry trying to get caught up!
May 21, 2011
I really wanted to do well at this race, half of this course is what we used for marathon training. I had planned on running the course a couple of times before hand but did I ~ NO!
So I knew that I could not get caught up in the fast take off if I wanted to do decent, so I ran to where I felt comfortable and even talked with Carmen for about the first mile and a half. This course goes through a local neighborhood, about a mile into it a truck started backing out of the driveway. We was about .25 away from it but the truck never stopped! WATCHOUT!!!!! there was about 50 runners coming through and it just kept backing right on down the driveway, the man that almost got hit smacked the back of his truck. He was an older man driving the truck and had nerve enough to pull up beside the other man and ask if he had a problem and kept driving slowly beside him for a little ways! About 4 or 5 male runners all kinda grouped together (still running) and told the man he better just go on! What a JERK! WOW that was the most exciting thing I have ever seen during a race, I was ready to speed on up to them and help out I just knew for sure a fight was getting ready to break out, thankfully it didn't!
After all of that excitement I felt like I was ready to start picking up the pace a little, I held off until I reached about mile 2.5 and just slowly sped up as I could. One thing I don't like about this race is the course loops back around by the finish line but you have to keep on going about another mile and a half before you come back around to the finish, seeing that finish line messes with my mind a little! I still felt comfortable and at a decent pace but I could tell I was starting to slow down. Coming down the home stretch and I could see the finish line I did my best to kick it in and finish strong...........
Official Time- 55:11 Overall Place 54/102
I was thrilled with my finish time, it was 5mins better than last year!!