The Pack Runners
Today I was completely spoiled by race spectators and I am very thankful! Throughout the event another racer, who was 4 months pregnant, was at a similar pace. Her husband would stop every mile to support her and ensure she was hydrated, etc. From miles 6-10, I was spoiled by him also receiving ice cubes and freezer pops! These made all the difference in the world and kept me cool! This is just another reason I love the running world, everyone is so friendly and willing to help out complete strangers. I still took full advantage of all the water stops and my hydration belt, I needed the fluids. My official time was 2:04:55, which I was extremely happy about with the heat, humidity, and very little shade! The temperature was 81 degrees when I finished. My body held up well during the race, my main struggle was with my feet. I ended up with a large blister on each arch from my orthotics (which hasn't happened in my half marathons before) and have a classic runners toe. Oh the joys of endurance sports! :)
The finish feels great, even if my toe doesn't!
Happy 4th of July to everyone.
Graniteman Clearwater is up next on the event list!