Sunday, April 06, 2008
Wow, I am surprise my eyes are still open, my weekend was extremely busy. I did Race for D.A.R.E on Saturday 4/5. This is my 2nd year doing DARE. Last year I did it the day before
the Danbury Half. This year I did it before the More Marathon. Again another race with just one crippling Hill.
The morning started well. I felt good and felt rested although I did not get to bed until about 1:30AM, I had picked my mom up from the Care Center Friday after work, she had to be back before 12:00 . I was lucky to sleep until about 7:30 Saturday morning.
By the time I got out the door it was a mad rush to get to the race. I left the house at about 8:40 with a 28 min drive ahead of me. I had to register because I did not register online. Got Bib went to bathroom, drop tee shirt off in card headed to the start that is when I notice I did not have my Garmin on, too late to get back to car. So I ran the race without a with.
The first two miles of the race felt great, this race is more of a hometown race there were allot of children. And you guessed it, they all lined up in front. I went out pretty fast, they did have people at the mile markers reading off splits, but I did not hear any of mine because I was wearing my Ipod.
I PLACE IN MY AGE GROUP, I guess all the really fast women was resting up for tomorrow's activities. This is very rare for me. I left the race shortly after so I did not get my trophy. I saw them sitting out on a table. There were no early results posted and I was not sure that I even place. My final time was 26:55 the exact time as last year
I was off to Manhattan, to pick up my race packet for the More Marathon. I hate when I have to do that. I believe there should be restriction against race day registration, but if you preregister you should be able to pickup your packet on race day. That was a round trip of almost 100 miles just to run in get your packet.
Race results have posted, I was 2nd in my age group. I am going to bed now its 12:20AM.