I was hoping to to have a great picture today – a picture from the top of the bridge. But, no go. So, I had to fall back on a flower picture. Yeah, I know – exciting.
The race went okay. It started about 10 minutes later than it was supposed to start which is pretty par for the course with these events. The event group is pretty notorious for it. Normally, that is not a big deal – except the bridge can only be closed for 40 minutes. Starting 10 minutes late means 30 minutes to run the 2 miles across the bridge. Not a problem, right? Well, The start always takes a long while to get going – to get spread out enough so that you can go your usual pace. We got across in plenty of time, and we were both really sad….they sent us across the bottom deck of the bridge. Not nearly as exciting as the top. And it meant we got a mouth full of exhaust with each breath.
How did the run go? It was okay. I don’t know what it is, but my running form is screwed up. I don’t know if it is because my back and such are out or what, but my calves were killing me during the run. I felt like a slug. It was way too much work considering what it should have been. And I know it is because my legs were sore. After the run, Garbanzo commented that my form was off. I wasn’t running as relaxed and upright as I normally do. I guess that will do it.
But all things considered, my pace wasn’t that far off what it normally is. But I did spend the whole race chasing after my husband.
I can’t complain too much. I did get my beer after the run. The food was “eh” but the beer made it worth it. And we got there in time to get some without the huge line. That was definitely a win.