Saturday, September 19, 2009

Fit2run 4 mile cross country race

The race was at a country club and the run was on the golf course, with a little paved road in there.
I got to the event about 45 minutes early, so sat in my car for a little while and read. The race started at 7:30, so at 7 I fugured I'd go find the bathroom. I lucked out and got to use a real bathroom, no line! Went over to the packet pickup area (I got mine yesterday) and discovered that I needed to pick up my timing chip! Since I had time, and wasn't getting a long run in today, I decided to run an easy half mile warm up, then headed to the start. We started on an uphill! The course was very congested for most of the race, even though it wasn't a very big race. Lots of rolling hills and wet grass. This cross country running is tough! It really slowed me down. Anyway, the last quarter mile I tried to pick up the pace. I could see the finish line ahead, when this blond haired woman passed by me, but didn't seem to be trying very hard. I ended up blazing past her and another woman a few feet from the finish! Ha, I don't hold back! :) So, I finished in 38:53. Not what I could do when in good shape, but I beat the time I wanted, which was 40 minutes.

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