|Before the race|
I started out slow or what I thought was slow. I didn't push myself a ton. I look down at my Garmin and realize my slow pace was about an 8 minute mile pace 3/4 of a mile in. I keep running. It was pretty hot. I had sweat dripping in my eyes. I was hoping to get 8, 9, 9, and 1 for the splits. I figured 27 minutes might be doable. While I was running I realized last year after only a couple hours of sleep in hot weather I had a race worse than 27 minutes so then I started second guessing my goals.
|After the race|
In 2009, I was 15th in my age group. In 2010 and 2011, I came in 2nd in my age group. Last year by this time, I had 4 medals. This year I have 2.
|2010 - Post race picture. I was about 10 lbs lighter there.|