I had restarted the C25K because I cracked my pelvis and needed to start gradually. There was no written rule that said I had to follow it once I got up to 3 miles. So I went back to the Run 4/Walk 1 minute method. Now after the "long run" the previous Saturday, my pelvis started hurting and there was no rain in the forecast so I just took it easy. By Saturday, I felt fine although nervous.
|SB looks very content that he got to stay in bed.|
|Waiting in the car|
Ran down Hemphill to Virginia. On Virginia the first 2 10kers and the cops came by. Yeah, I'm slow. Onto College Avenue. Ah the last hill. It was part of the walk cycle. I saw D. I started walking. hahaha! I got to the crest and resumed running and ran onto the track for my lap. A lot of little kids were finishing up as well. I just ran as hard as I could and I started overtaking one of the little girls. I think she was about 7. Her shirt was too big, and it was sweaty, and she didn't have much left. Since we were on the last turn on the track, I pointed to one of her friends who was behind us, and told her to try to beat the little boy. And to listen to the man who was talking about her (the Sports Commentator Guy would give a play by play of everyone crossing the line). She said ok, looked at the little boy behind us still, and turned on her speed. I slowed up a bit so that she would definitely come in before me. But not so much that the little boy would beat me.
I crossed the line at 41:28. 13 seconds slower than last year. I was happy with it, considering it was my comeback race, it's a hard course, and I slowed down at the end to let a little girl win. D met me and got me some water. We went and got our T-shirts. We didn't wait to see if either of us placed in our age groups. It turned out D came in 3rd in his, and I came in 7th for mine. He didn't get a prize since we left.