Location: Catskill, NY (High 52, Low 41)
Yesterday was the day! The first race that we have been training for over the past few months. It was supposed to be a pretty pleasant day, mostly sunny with highs in the low 60s, but unfortunately the weatherman overestimated the niceness of the day!
Harry took this picture of me when I was getting ready for the race. However, when I stepped outside for a couple minutes, I reconsidered my outfit and changed into a couple layers with a long-sleeved shirt.
The race was at 1 pm, which allowed us to have a really leisurely morning with a nice big breakfast of eggs, potatoes, bacon and toast. Yum. Definitely enough nourishment to get me through the six miles.
The winner of the Boston Marathon, Meb, was at the race and said a few words before our start.
After waiting in the dreary day and the cold wind for almost an hour, Denise and I were very happy to have race time arrive.
The course was a rolling course, with lots of ups and downs, but both of us were very excited that we were able to maintain a pretty solid high 11 min mile, which is our current running pace.
Harry was nice enough to come to the race and get pictures of us coming down the home stretch!
Another race in the books! 6.2 miles in 1 hour, 12 minutes and 46 seconds!
And then it was time for a celebratory pizza!
A very good and exciting day.