Also known as "the race that finally sucked."
I've had a string of great races. Sure, some hurt, but I had fun the whole time.
Not today. It was 72 degrees and a 100% humidity at the start. I brought my handheld, and still ran out of water (they had 2 aid stations... At mile 1 and mile 2. Which meant on the out and back course, from mile 2 until mile 7 there was NO water. Terrible planning given this hot spell!). I felt like I was still recovering from a marathon....
Wait. I am! Perhaps that's half the problem. Last year, there were three weeks between, and this year only had two. That might explain why I felt like I was fighting sooooooo hard for this race.
Yeah. Because of the shut down, the race had more participates (yay for more $ for local charities), but this meant several age groups, including mine, were way more competitive than normal in our tiny town.
Finish time was 1:20:4x.
Who cares. I'm just glad it's over. And I never thought I'd say this, but I hope it cools down before next weekend!!!!!