The Glass City Marathon! What a day. It was cold. A bit windy at times. This course has been described as fast and flat. It has hills. NOthing major, and nothing like the ones I train on here at home.
Mile 1– 9:08 ( Andi and I were stuck in a big group of people. We had to weave our way around a lot of people)
Mile 2– 8:42 (This was about the pace we wanted to be at. So far, this felt fine, but it was only mile 2)
Mile 3– 8:29 ( Ooops, we both did not notice how fast we were going, but we felt good so we went with it)
Mile 4– 8:39 ( Feeling good, besides a possible vocal cord flare up..it was fast and over with soon….whew!)
Mile 5-8:42 ( Legs are starting to feel a bit tired and heavy, but they can’t because I still have 8 more mile..knock it off)
Mile 6-8:52 (Dang it. My legs are tired and I also feel a little funky in the belly. Not a usual feeling I get while running)
Mile 7-8:53 (I think Andi has been ahead of me for at least 1 mile now…go girl go!!)
Mile 8-:8:58 ( Things not going so well…I barf a little in my mouth. NASTY. I also saw a deer at 8.38 miles in- cool!)
Mile 9-8:41 (I try to speed up, but it was not going so well….go faster legs please!!)
Mile 10-8:30 (so there you are pace!)
Mile 11-9:09 ( and there you go pace…barf again. So weird, random and STUPID!!)
Mile 12-9:37 ( Holy crap.)
Mile 13-9:23 ( times 2..oops! At least Andi said I looked as if I was going fast at the finish…. she was waiting for me since she was done 4 minutes sooner! Yahoo!! Go Andi Go!! )
At the finish line I had a major vocal cord dysfunction episode. It was way worse and longer than I have even experienced. It was annoying and a bit scary, but it finally subsided after a few looong minutes. Even though that sucked, I still had a great time. Not time as in my race time, but time as in a great experience!
My official time was 1:57:37
|Overall Place||597 / 1712|
|Gender Place||215 / 979|
|Division Place||36 / 168|
The expo was only ok. It was tiny, but the race schwag made up for it! All participants were issued a nice short sleeve tech shirt. A nice medal and a sweet beer mug! There were quite a few friends from my running group Run GR that came to the race too. I love those races the most; the ones where I know a lot of the runners. It’s always fun to cheer them on too. So, while this was far from my best half ( I have only done 2 now!) It was fun. It was also a learning experience. It also shows me that I might need to get my butt back to the doctor to see about my vocal cords, allergies and asthma. What a mess! 😉
*Thanks Mr. Trevor for the great pictures!