I guess to be more accurate I DID place, I just didn't place in the top three:)
I got 7th place.
Amy, Heather and I have decided that as the distance of the race gets longer the older age groups get tougher...at least that's our story about why I didn't get a medal and Amy did!
She placed 2nd! (Seriously those medals are awesome!)
We finished within a minute of each other but man were their some fast women in the 30-39 age group!
The #1 woman averaged 6:55 for the entire race!
I did get a PR for my troubles though (and two chocolate milks!) I finished in 1:44:15 - I know this because Amy had my back and reminded me to TURN OFF MY GARMIN as I crossed the finish line.
Before the race started I asked her to remind me. I have the memory of a gold fish.
|I have no idea why I always look like I'm at cheerleading camp in race photos...at least I managed to not do the awkward knee bend thing.|
During this race Amy mentioned that there were little glow sticks laying in the road...I never noticed them until she pointed them out. Frankly I'm amazed I didn't trip on them, I'm that clumsy.
It was a really nice race though, and I'd definitely do it again just because it's so affordable but also because the course is pretty flat AND on a well maintained road that has pretty trees and fields all around it. Running for hours can be super boring so I'm always glad to have something to look at while I do it.
It was also really fun to run with a group of friends and see other runners I knew on the course!