Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Race

Sunday I did the "Tucson Get Moving 10 Miler". It was the first long distance race I have done in awhile. Definitely the longest since the 26.2 marathon I did 2 years ago in October! I signed up for this race about 3 weeks ago!--so was a little nervous I wouldn't be ready...but I trained hard.

It has been nice and cool (in the 80's) here in the desert lately. However, it decided to be miserable and hot that morning. Race start was 8:00am--and it was definitely 80 by that point. Yuck--I hate running in the heat.

Overall, the race was a really fun time! My average pace was 8:38/mile. 8 seconds slower than my top goal--but...I'm okay with it!

Ryan was the sweetest husband in the world--and came to the race with me, supported me, cheered me on, hugged my nasty/sweaty-self at the end of the race, and even snapped some pictures!

This sure made me want to do another marathon :)


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

You look awesome in all those pics! Congrats on doing so awesome!!

B and B said...

Good for you, Abby! Enjoy the warmth. I am watching it snow out my window right now....

Mama Nastase said...

Congrats! You should be so proud of your hard work training and your completion of the race.

Love you!