I brought back my spider costume from last year hoping again that the extra legs would help me run faster. Didn't work again! I don't know why. My husband actually couldn't believe that I was going to wear that thing for 13 miles. It didn't end up being that bad.
It was a really cold morning. Like in the 20's. We sat in her car until right before the start. But as soon as the sun came out, it warmed right up and I even got a little too warm with nothing I could shed. It was a pretty flat course with some little inclines and declines. Overall though there was elevation gain in this course. It is not a PR course for sure. It really did feel like old times and running out west. It was beautiful and much needed.
We took our time taking self portraits, then having some nice guy stop and take our picture, running across the bridge one at a time, and a very long potty break.
Overall, I shouldn't be surprised that our time was 2:26. But I was a little disappointed. We did pass 13 people in the last mile and no one passed us, so that was good. But I didn't feel like I was taking it THAT easy!
They served root beer in a finishers mug and had lots of good after race snacks. And the shirt was nice. Overall, it was a good long run with my best friend and a great day.
Now if my calves were not sore it would be perfect.