I told myself I'd run with her at least 4 miles and then decide to go fast to finish. We were going to run the entire thing together but she sprained her ankle a week earlier and had it taped and had a brace. A doctor and 2 chiropractors told her not to run it!
The hills were pretty steep. The really long uphill involved a lot of walking. A small portion of the downhill was steep and that also involved walking and almost stopping on my part.
I wore my heart rate monitor and on the bad hill I looked at it AFTER I started walking and my heart rate was 188 and 189 at those times. Mostly I don't look at the heart rate because then I can't see the total time and the split pace.
Official results were posted within hours of the race so I loved that. I came in 9th out of 23 in my age group. If I was 2 years younger they only had 8 in that age group.
My official time was 1:03:57 but it took 15 or more seconds to cross the start line so that's why my watch is off. They didn't do a chip start time.
I really did not like the huge uphill in the last quarter mile.
I'm in some of the race photos that they posted. The photos of me running posted here are from them.
Here they are one above the other.