|Lynn, Chris, Aaron, Mark, Shaun, David, Myself, Dave|
I didn't get any pictures of the first two exchanges due to it being dark and heavy fog. The temperature was about 40 degrees and there was little to no wind. A perfect day for a race! My husband, David, was runner #3 and had three legs of the race. I was runner #7 with two legs.
|David takes off on his second leg of the race just outside Omaha|
|My first hand off in Springfield, NE.|
|Fun in the van|
|Hubby and I having The Best Day Ever!|
|A happy start to leg 2.|
I realize this was my own fault, I didn't have a Garmin, and my GPS in my phone is jacked - so I had no way of knowing if this was true. I felt I was running hard enough to be nearly done, but wasn't sure. I was so deflated by this info that I walked for about a minute to recover my breath. I rounded the corner, saw the exchange point, and sprinted.
|Dang, was I ever happy to hand that one off!|
Hubby ran the second to last leg of the race (#19) which is on the trail that we run/bike on a daily basis. He handed off to our awesome friend and Pastor, Aaron, who ran to the end where we all joined up and ran the last quarter mile together to cross the finish.
And now for a little stage #19 dancing:
We all crossed the finish line as a group at Haymarket Park in Lincoln. It was a great experience...something very different from what I'm used to. I'm so glad for what I have learned about pacing strategies during my Half Marathon training. I, at least, knew better than to burn myself out on the first leg.
|All done! I am calling to order a pizza...|
I was glad for the time with David, and had a fun time with "the guys." Being away from the kids for that long was too hard, though. I think I'll stick to my 5k, 10k, and half Marathon races. Next stop - first Triathlon in 2012!