Sunday, May 11, 2008

RACE REPORT

Saturday race and the weather was not cooperating. It was warm and humid. Christy and I were to meet Maggie near the bandstand at Parker's Square. We arrived around 7:30 thinking the race was to start at 8 and we wouldn't have long to wait, but it didn't start until 8:30. Oh well it did give us time to get our chips and warm up a little.Maggie and I are ready to go. We both want to improve our time from the Wonder Girl race we did a few weeks ago. We found a place in line not near the front but not far back. Off we went, I could see Maggie and sometimes could catch up with her than she would get ahead again. Christy was behind me but where I didn't know. Just after the 1 mile there was a water station. I was never so glad to see them and the red cups. I didn't even mind spilling it on me as I tried to drink and run.One thing I forgot about this course is that there are hills, oops I told Maggie it was a flat course. I made it to mile two and then the course turned into a shaded park area. When I saw the mile three marker I decided to give it my all to the finish. I went as fast as I could. Maggie was at the finish with a cold bottle of water.
Christy was about 3 minutes behind me and I think she was happy to see the finish line. We had water for her and lots of cheers.

With the race finished we cooled down and waited to hear the times. I took first place in my age group with a time of 40:33. YEA! that is 1:68 less than the last race. It was a nice race and fun to run with family and friends.

Miles for the week: 9 ( this is a guesstimate)

5 comments:

Amy said...

Good for all of you!!! And you snagged first place once again - way to go, Mom, I am proud of you!

Kathryn said...

You are getting quite the medal collection - congratulations!!!!!

Jenny said...

Great job! Good to see a time improvement after all of your consistent work.

KatyShops said...

Yay for you! Great job.

Katy

Mark said...

Way to go Cindy! Great race, your consistency is paying off. With the hotter weather, the improvement is even more than the time shows.