It was hot.
I ran consistently.
I PR’d (by 2:25! woo!)
The splits are pretty awesome. I feel fantastically consistent. 🙂
Miles 1&2 (missed mile 1): 20:49
Mile 3: 10:03
Mile 4: 10:19
Mile 5: 10:14
I was feeling pretty good during the race. I was passing a lot of people, but since my splits were pretty consistent, I tried not to worry that for once I was passing more people than were passing me. I took my 1st Gu at mile 5.
Mile 6: 10:17
Mile 7: 10:13
Mile 8: 10:17
Mile 9: 10:10
Mile 10: 10:17
I passed JM at about mile 7.5 – she was really struggling, but even though she mentioned considering a DNF, but I knew she’d finish!
I took my 2nd Gu at mile 10, and knew at that point that I was going to PR. I started passing more people. I did see a puker at mile 8 or 9, but I was still feeling really great.
Mile 11: 10:19
Mile 12: 10:08
Mile 13: 10:07
Mile 13.1 (1:05/8:27 pace)
Final time: 2:14:22! Average 10:15 pace. I am so pleased & happy!
I didn’t see the architect when I crossed the finish line, but found him pretty soon. I got some water & some strawberry shortcake. The shortcake was good, but too much too soon. Then we waited for JM – and it wasn’t too much longer before she crossed the finish line.
After walking around for a while, we headed back to my place for quick showers and then brunch at Gravy. It was a long wait, but once the bloody marys & breakfast came, things were better.
I did have a lot of leg cramps post-run, but that seems to have finally gotten better. I was wiped out though – I took a nap this afternoon (which is totally not me at all), and have been staying close to the bathroom for the last few hours (TMI!).
I am thinking it might be almost time for more food & beer!
Happy Independence Day American peeps!