December 18, 2011
Ho Ho Hustle 5K
During our warm up, we were pleansantly surprised to not see any hills. There was still the factor of the brisk bay "breeze" (ahem, wind), but in general, conditions were decent.
I went out too fast. I got caught up in a group of guys and didn't want to let them go. We were also facing the wind here. So, the effort was pretty high.
Mile 1: 5:57
My pace fell off during the 2nd mile. I couldn't stay with the pack, but luckily the wind was behind us about halfway through this mile. Right before the mile marker, we hit a VERY steep, but short hill. I had 1st female locked in tight. I saw TP and his cute little Santa butt ahead, but couldn't catch him.
Mile 2: 6:12
The remainder of the course was very flat, possibly even a slight downward slope. We hit the last mile marker before a sharp right turn to the finish.
Mile 3: 6:14
Once I hit the 2nd mile, I pretty much gave up home of a Sub 19 race. When I turned the corner, though, and saw the clock, I knew I had a chance. Why do mental math skills go to pot while racing? Seriously, I have a hard time adding 2+2.
0.1: 36 sec.
Final Time: 18:59 (hahaha)
1st Overall Female
A pet peeve of mine is when races give the overall winners the same prize as the age group winners. They did engrave the back of the Santa medal for the overall winners, though (haha, but it says "Over All" instead of "overall").
Anyhow, I still give this race good marks b/c the teeshirts were super cute, and they had a really cute after party- hot chocolate, baked goods, and cute little tables with red balloons and tablecloths. They also had a trail mix bar, where you could make your own baggie of trail mix with M & Ms, marshmallow, nuts, pretzels, etc. VERY neat idea!
Well, I won't be racing again until after the New Year. The cat can come out of the bag- we've put together a relay! Yep, the gals down here have put together a relay team with the hopes of DEMOLISHING the course record of the First Light Relay. Adding to our group will be my super speedy Texan buddy, Adrienne. I'm so excited about this girls' weekend! We're already planning to bust out the bedazzle!
Then it's on to Houston...
Oh yeah, and the TPT Mean Dog Owners didn't show for court. The received an automatic continuance- bleh. It looks like justice will have to wait.