Bib pickup was a breeze! I got my bib, tee, and hat and we went back to the car to stow our stuff and then back to the race. I figure we covered about two miles just walking back and forth to the car!
I stopped to take a pic of my awesome new Pro Compression socks....
The race started almost on time and we began with a lovely hill. My friends warned me so at least I wasn't surprised! I started with a great 10:00 pace but at the half mile mark a young girl, probably in her 20s, fell flat over and had a seizure! I was so scared for her, I stopped, and so did about ten others, to make sure she was safe. As soon as two racers identified themselves as EMTs I moved on, but I lost my mojo and had a hard time getting back my groove!
The rest of the race was pretty typical. Hills, water stops, great spectators! The course was beautiful, and I liked running a night race! But boy oh boy was I hot!
I was hoping for a 35 minute race. It was hot and hilly and I was worried about my toe, so I was really expecting more like 40.
I came in at just over 37. With my stop early on I probably lost about 90 seconds or more, so I am thrilled with that time! Ryan was at the finish and gave me high fives, he finished in about 19 minutes! Wow!
Ronnie came in about five minutes later.She wasn't feeling really well but she powered through and finished well! I was so proud of her! No group photos but I did get one last selfie...
I am amazed that I am not dripping with sweat because I was soaked through. We grabbed our pizza and then hightailed it back to the car because a storm was coming in.
I will definitely be doing this race again next year.
Have you ever done a night race?