|Laura, Holly (Oiselle Athlete), Corey, Me (12089), & Erin.. Post Race!|
The gun went off.
The most infuriating mile. Yes, I know its a family friendly trot.. But seriously, if the lane is narrow there is no reason to walk 5 abreast and block the entire road for runners. I could tell Erin was frustrated because she kept giving me the "Are you freaking serious???" look. Bobbing and weaving sums up this entire mile. Split: 9:15
Again, uneventful. The crowd started to break up, giving me some room to lengthen my stride and pick up my pace a bit. Erin was right on my tail. Split: 9:10
This mile was the turn around. By this point, I had seen a few of my running buddies who had crossed the start line before me. They looked so strong! I hooted and hollered when they ran past me... (They were headed back, around the turn around). I hit the turn around and bypassed the water station. I picked up my pace. I felt so good and so strong. Split: 8:46
My body felt incredible. I hit this perfect stride and it was effortless. Erin wasn't behind me anymore, so I kept going. I was passing people, left and right. I felt incredible. Split: 8:31
Only two more miles. I could feel my core begin to fatigue and I did my best to straighten up. I kept thinking to myself that I really need to do more core work. I think all my thoughts about abs this and abs that - made mile 5 fly by. Split: 8:33
|This guy is trying to push me!! Crazy finish.|
This was it. I ran as strong as I could. My lungs were screaming and I focused on pulling my knees up to run "in front" of my hips. I could see the finish line. For some reason, I think out of habit, I always run on the right side of the street, curb, etc.. So I always end up finishing on the right side of the finish line. Well, another guy had the same idea, and at the very last minute we bumped into each other as we both crossed the finish line. The picture is really funny. Split: 8:38
TXU Turkey Trot 10K = PR = 54:10. I was beaming after the race. GO. ME.
Erin finished at 58 minutes and she also crossed the finish line very strong. Very proud of her dedication!