|The kids had a blast in the museum with Ty!|
I could feel myself really slowing down during the 2nd mile but I just didn't really care. I kept telling myself to beat my time from the Race into the New Year but my legs just felt off. I went through the 2nd mile in 7:06 and started wondering when Jeremy was going to pass me. I'd slowed down so much I just knew I'd be seeing him soon. The race was pretty spread out and the 2 men closest ahead of me had a decent gap on me but I was slowly catching up to them. I told myself to just run 7:09 or under for the last mile so I'd have a faster time than the Race into the New Year. With about 6/10 of a mile to go Jeremy passed me and I tried to pick it up a little bit to stay close to him. We were running into the wind for much of that last mile and I was able to run 7:04 so not too bad. When we turned toward the finish we had the wind at our sides and I was able to push to finish at 6:05 pace which I was pleased with when I saw it. I finished in 21:33 and was surprised as I walked away from the finish that I started to dry heave a little bit. I think it was likely because my mouth was so dry. My Garmin showed I ran 6:57 pace which was 2 seconds per mile faster than what I ran at the Race into the New Year. I definitely felt like I didn't have as strong of a race and was feeling a bit off so I was glad to have even managed that little bit of improvement. I watched Thomas finish and then headed out on a cool down to run back with mom. I guess I got distracted looking at the planes they had out by the runways because I missed mom go by. When I'd made it a mile out I realized I never make it that far out before seeing her. I looked over to the runway next to me and saw her running over there. I couldn't believe I'd missed her!
|Mom took a picture of me running by toward the finish.|
|Telling mom about I missed her go by.|
|Waiting for awards.|
|Mom with her medal.|