It was a pretty cold morning in the 40's, but not too cold. Juli and I ran 5 miles before the race as a warm up.
I started the race feeling light on my feet. I found that the last hill that really bothered me last year wasn't so bad. I received a new record time of 16:15 beating last year by almost a full minute. To my surprise I placed 2nd in my age group. However this year only 1st in each age group was recognized. Guess I have to work harder.
After running so hard I wasn't sure that I'd be able to run 10 more miles with Juli. We both needed a 17 mile run for our marathon training.
I will not lie, the next 10 miles were very hard to complete but we both pulled it off.
Some pictures are below. Results are here:
|Top Row: Susan, me, Amy, Teresa. Front Row: Juli and Lorna|
|My bib and personal results.|
|My watch showing the total distance for the day.|
|we are beautiful!|
|Amy and Tearesa being super silly.|
|Later in the day Amy and I rode 25.48 miles on our bikes. Great for Ragbrai training.|
|Juli and I after our long run.|