I will say, I ran for 10+ minute intervals (never happened before!) and my 5k time was about a minute better than my first Cross Country event in high school. Not terrible for being 10 years older. We started at the foot of the bridge, and ran a huge clockwise circle on the roads that follow the permitter of the island. Cool running past the Mighty Mo’ and all the old buildings. I’m surprised they haven’t remodeled them- some of them look in pretty bad shape. Veterans were nice enough to hand out little Flags so I stuck one in my camel back around Mile 2. Since I had my hydration system I didn’t have to stop at the water stations, but pretty much traffic got congested there. There was a guy who went down around mile four, hope he is okay 😦 It was decently warm (high 70s low 80s) and maybe he didn’t hydrate well, or pushed himself too hard. I didn’t see the details.
My final time was 1 Hour 17 minutes and a few seconds, I haven’t seen where to find the official results yet. Woop Woop dude was there, plus a whole interesting variety of people. One older guy had a Ford Island Bridge Run shirt from ’99, another looked like Carrot top wearing a speedo. Lol. I had a blast! It was a little scary doing something all by myself, but I dove in headfirst. Hubs was apparently pretty proud of me and told his office all about how cool I am (:
I’m ready for the next thing! I think we might try a hike next weekend, and possibly skydiving for our friend’s birthday on Easter!
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v Here is a cool break down of the route, elevation and mile times. v