My husband, Brock got some great shots of some runner's in their costumes!
and my good friend and fierce ultra runner, Beth ran! Here is a picture of her and Dan:o)
I confess that once the race began.. I went out way too fast. I was really hyped up and feeling good. My pace didn't SEEM that fast, even though I was looking down at my watch and I was seeing "6:30" I went through the first mile at 6:30, and then the second mile at 14:00. I was desperately attempting to put the breaks on but for most of the first half of the race ( until mile 10) I stayed pretty much at 7:30 pace. by mile 10 I was getting a little tired.. so for the last 5k I was in between 8-8:20 pace the entire time.
Here are some shots Brock took of the half way point:
I ended up crossing the line at 1:44.41 I felt it was a good solid effort.. not spectacular.. but a good run for me and my ability.
here are some shots of the finish:
and of JJ Jessee's finish. He was dressed as William Wallace:o) and won 3rd in the costume contest!
After the race, we all hung out at the Bus Pit until the awards ceremony and listened to a band. Then post awards ceremony we head over the Kingsport Central Grocery for some good food, and more live music ( which was awesome) We got to hang out with Jim and Suzy Bowers, and Amber ( a friend of beth's who is AWESOME and very entertaining to converse with) I had never hung out in downtown kingsport before and I was very pleasantly surprised by it. I definitely plan on returning!:o)
Good Luck to all my friends running MMTR next week!!! You guys are going to RAWK it!!:o)
I'm running richmond marathon on the Nov 14th!