|Heather with Moms Run This Town Gainesville/Woodbridge/Manassas|
This year, they had moved he course around and it was actually much better. I took off and my first mile was 6:34, not good, not bad for not running at all....the second mile I died and ran at 7:01...just pitiful....the last mile was a little like the first and was 6:46...rounding the turn at the top, I sprinted past a bunch of guys in my age group to take the 3rd place AG award with 20:27. To be some type of tough guy, I wore my Oil Creek 100 t-shirt...mentally, it gave me the edge...lmao...no seriously, I just felt like wearing it. All in all the race was wet and slippery with snow still on the ground.
Poor Nic slipped on the ice and rolled his ankle but it is getting better. He was a trooper and finished the race even after Heather offered to let him short cut back to the finish. Zach had a decent race, but the conditions were pretty icy so he didn't get his best time and just missed out on placing in his age group although he did place top 5.
Overall results, I came in 39th out of 447 and 3/16 in my age group.
Not a bad run but would like to actually train one year and see how I do.
|Nic and Zach recovering and warming up with some hot chocolate|