Saturday, April 23, 2011
At about 5 minutes till the start the organizers moved us to the starting line. There were about 200 people all together, which is not bad for a 2nd year event. I had my Ipod set to the workout run play list, the phone with the I map my run app up and running and my Gymboss interval timer set to 3/1 ratio. The gun went off. Actually, I don't know what they used to start the race, I had Blackened by Metallica blasting in my ear and I couldn't hear a darn thing. So, I just started running when everybody else did.
The first thing encountered was a hill. Maybe .10 miles long, not steep, but steady. We then made a right and another .10 mile long, not steady hill lay ahead. About that time my 3 minutes were up and was time to start walking. Several of my group passed me, as well as 3 firefighters in full bunker gear. I had found my motivation, don't get beat by the firefighters. I began to lose some gas a little after the turn around. I slowed my pace down for the next 2 intervals and then picked it back up. The rest of the race was uneventful to say the least. I just ran the out and back. NO injuries, no pain just running.
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