Monday, July 30, 2012

Race Recap

Saturday, July 28, I ran in the "Friends of the W&OD Trail 10k." I had promised that if we reached the 200 applications mark by race day, I'd run this race in a bee costume. But alas... We fell short... by almost 80 applications.

I never thought I'd say this, but lacking in applications that day was actually a blessing. It was HOT, HOT, HOT and sooooooo humid. It was miserable. The bee costume would have been a one-time-use only because I don't think it would have made a full recovery from THAT much sweat.

I know. Nas-T.

Since it's been so hot outside, my running routine before the race was pretty minimal- about 4 miles, once a week. I've also been doing Insanity 6 days a week, and this race happened to fall on the Saturday before the recovery week in the middle of the program... thank goodness :)  Insanity has definitely helped my endurance, but I am not sure much of anything would help me feel GOOD running in 90+ degree weather with the same percent (or more) humidity.

So my time was nothing to brag about (my Garmin said about 1:09:34), but considering this is the furthest I've attempted to run since the Marine Corps Marathon last year, and my past issues with plantar fasciitis, and the awful weather, I'm not too disappointed.

BEFORE the race... (you don't wanna see the after!)
Oh, and sadly NO one asked about my Pollinator Plates shirt! On the back the shirt says, "Ask me how to get yours!" with another picture of the plate. My husband wore his too, and, nothin'. Maybe in the race when I wear the bee costume I'll put a mock-up license plate on the back of my shorts, right on my behind.

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