Today was SUCH a fabulous race. I got a 7 1/2 minute PR and a BQ that really felt like a BQ. THIS was how I imagined the race that I wanted to get me into Boston!
- 3:42:19! (8:30 pace) My garmin measured long again (just like all previous Twin Cities at 26.57 miles)
- 393 out of 3675 females
- 1674 out of 8530 overall
- 47 of 509 females age 40-44
Still able to wave and smile just past mile 25 when I passed my parents, sister and niece, uncle and Meg & her friend Jane!
Although I had faster ambitions (I really thought between 3:35 – 3:37 was possible), the heat was a definite factor and slowed me down during the second half. I think it was low 70’s when I finished (and sunny all day). I have no complaints though! I had a BLAST during the first half, worked on my mental toughness during the second half, and finished without feeling any sort of injury and honestly, not too sore at all.
Full report to follow soon! Right now I have a pizza and beer waiting for me. And then some cookies and ice cream! 🙂