The race was back on September 28, but right after it happened we drove up to South Bend for the Notre Dame football game, then a few days later we headed off on a multi-state adventure. We're busy people!
I was looking forward to this race because I'd heard a lot a talk about it around town. There were actually FIVE different races as part of the event, but I chose the 4-mile race because I'm not quite ready for (or even sure I want to attempt) a 10K. There was also a half-marathon, but that's not even on my radar--I only get 2 hours of child-watch per day at the Y, so it's not even feasible.
|A picture of the finish line I took the day before at packet pick-up|
|Running through downtown Fort Wayne--fall colors starting to emerge!|
|Yep, running through the dirt of the outfield!|
|My favorite picture of me running EVER! Also how neat is it that our names were on our bibs?|
|I sprint my finishes. Can you tell?|
So yes yes, I should tell you my time, pace, and place, shouldn't I?
My time for this 4-mile race was 37:16. My goal was to be under 38, so I was very very happy with this! That's a pace of 9:19, which is way under what I was doing in practice runs. (I'm still convinced that races mark the courses short.)
My standings: I came in 293rd place overall out of just over 3600 runners! And I came in 18th in my division out of 286! I'm quite pleased.
|Tough, but fun. Maybe I'll do it again next year?|