The next morning we woke to extremely high humidity, in fact weather.com said it was 100% humidity, not sure how that could be because that would mean it's raining out and it wasn't raining, but there was fog everywhere. The temperature was 72 degrees out with a ESE Wind of 3 m.p.h. and it was extremely muggy. At the start of the race we met Stephany's parents who took some pictures of us. I got 3 bug bites in just a couple minutes and I was super warm. I wasn't sure how I would run 3 miles. However, I did run it because I had already decided to do it when I registered for the race.
The first mile I did in 8:45, by 1.5 miles I was at 13:51 so I had slowed down a lot. Mile 2 I was at 18:45. My breathing didn't seem to be in control today and I heard a little bit of wheezing going on so I hope I'm okay. I did walk at some parts of this race, but only to catch my breath and bring my breathing back to a comfortable/normal level to run again.
In the end I ended up 51 out of almost 100 people. I was 5th in my age group of 30-39 which I was told was the largest age group there of 22 people, so 5 out of 22 isn't bad at all.
My final time was 28:27 which beat last year's time by 46 seconds.
|A picture that Stephany and I took of ourselves. We were on a crazy ride at the Steamboat Days Carnival in Downtown Burlington, Iowa. That ride made us both sick and we were dizzy for about an hour after.|
|Stephany and I before the 5K race.|
|Another picture, this time closer up, taken from Stephany's parents before the race.|
|The race start|
|Me at mile 1.5|
|Running in for the finish.|
|Stephany with her 3rd place medal for her age group!|