Hit a bowl of spaghetti at this hole in the wall and then back to the hotel to get some rest. Because I am freak, I got a picture of this as well!!! btw, I ate the rest!
Up early the next morning to eat my marathon bar and part of a banana at 4am, race was at 7:30am. Head over to the Marketplace to stay warm before going outside and freezing my ass off in 40F and 15-20 mph winds...yikes. Got some pics with the kids before heading out:
All in all, we didn't do to bad and I got a 4:29:47 which was 23rd out of 42 in my age group. Here are the mile splits per their tabulation:
Mile: 9.8 - 1:35:42 / 9:45 pace
Mile 15.7 - 2:32:05 / 9:41
Mile 22 - 3:40:51 / 10:02 pace (when shit fell apart!!!)
Mile 26.2 - 4:29:47 / 10:17 pace
I am pretty happy with the final results and everyone had a blast. Looking forward to the North face 50k in about 5 weeks, now just resting the legs a little. Going to hit the bike on wednesday real easy...crazy thing is, the legs feel real good but I am not going to push it back. Running this race and having no injuries as a result were really my main goals..Some sides notes, I need to get better at having better nutrition at the end of the race..I seem to really die at 22 in all my races...I need to practice eating more during my long runs..of interest is that I actually stopped to piss two more times during the run...in port-o-dumps no less...later...