I met up with the Running Addicts Sunday morning for some group pictures before the race.
I think there were more RA’s who weren’t here yet for the photo or they were in Chicago running a marathon. Either way, we were all running :)! And thanks to the Running Addicts who took so many great pictures!
I was so scared about my knee hurting that I did something weird. I said a prayer with my three fingers on my lips and then when I was done and said, “Amen,” I touched my fingers to my knee. As soon as I did that, I thought it was the strangest thing ever… but oh, well. I had a feeling God would be taking care of that knee for the duration of the race.
Starting out, I was with Cynthia. She wanted to run negative splits but took off much faster than we had talked about. AHHHHH! Haha, well, I just had to follow her and keep up. Basically, I was lucky to have her keep a challenging pace for me. There would be no way I would start out a run that fast and I realized I can run a much faster pace than I anticipated.
In any case, I kept every mile under 8:00 and the slowest mile was the first mile:
There was definite slowing of the pace after the halfway mark but MAN am I lovin’ that 7:06 near the end!
So my Garmin came out to a little more than 13.1, but whatevers. My official time? 1:41:57.
I’m so glad I came in under 1:42 (even if it’s only by three seconds, hehe).
That is more than 3 minutes off of my previous PR (personal record)! How great is that???
Unfortunately, I don’t have my USB cable with me so I can’t upload any pictures that I took from the race. Fortunately, you guys don’t care much for my poor-quality pictures to care, haha.
I hope everyone who raced had a wonderful weekend. Great job to all the finishers!
Praise God that my knee gave me no trouble during the race!
Have a happy Monday :D