Race Report - Darn that iPOD!!
Monday, August 04, 2008
I ran the Lady Distance Classic yesterday. It turned out to be a nice day, and a course that was much hillier (is that a word) than I realized when I drove it. It seemed flat, but in reality only miles 1-2 were flat. I ended up with a time around 57:45, not a PR, but a 9:19 pace, which would be darned good in a marathon.
1. Drink more water - I was very thirsty at the start
2. Don't change how you wear your iPod at the last minute - I decided to try out the HUGE pocket in my running skirt for my iPod. Big mistake, because the iPod bounced around on my butt for 6 miles, until I took it out
3. Get enough sleep the night before.
OK, here's something that really annoyed me. This girl, couldn't have been more than 24-25, was bragging about how drunk she got the night before, she had been in a wedding party. Her hair was still in the "do" from the wedding. And...she BEAT me. Now that really bugs me - if I had been drunk the night before, there would have been no way that I would have been in a race that early in the morning.
But, the course was nice, the race was overall fun, and I enjoyed the break from training. Now, back to my marathon grind....gotta go ice my heel before I start my day.