Saturday, October 12, 2013
As most of you know, I didn't feel ready & pumped for this race... ( read my last blog ) But, I arrived as ready as I could be, early tonight at the starting line...This race began at the witching hour of 5:30. . . .and there were many actors all costumed up ...looked like a scene from a horror flick.
With all of my family members cheering me on. . . .I got excited!
There was a nice turnout of close to 200 runners. The course was quite hilly and narrow. Also, we just had a heavy shower of rain 2 hours before the race....so puddles met us at every turn.
Truthfully, I felt this 5K was an obstacle course. LOL!
My first mile clocked in at 9:13 (I was pretty stoked about that! ) , but then the zombies started to chase us OFF OF THE TRAIL. That wasn't fun at all! ....I lost time even though I sprinted to keep away from them. Personally, I think they took their"job" a bit too far. They grabbed a few runners hard. . .and just got a little bit too rough with some of the runners.
With that said, my 2nd mile was 11:30...then I began to have cramps in my abdomen....I never ever have cramps when running...I think it might have been due to the adrenaline and the escape mode I was in. Lol.
My 3rd mile was also a slower one....I didn't even look at my Garmin because my focus was Escape Mode. I ended the
with a time of 35:50. I was happy with it - Considering the circumstances.
All in all, it was a Blast, nice goodie bag, and my children loved the costume dog show afterwards. The cool fact that I have been pondering is that, I think I am capable of a better time....perhaps 33 minutes ....WITHOUT zombies though.
Looking forward to the next race!