Run 1: 20:48 (10:24/mile)
Run 2: 10:22 (10:22/mile)
The second run lopped off part of the 2 mile course (I know, no kidding) but of course kept all the best hills. Yay? I took the start more conservatively, and had no issues at all. As I came into T...3? I heard my favorite race announce Ellen commenting on how I was running for two and looked great! Yeah! I started grinning....I certainly wasn't racing or breaking any speed records, but baby and I were having fun!! I once again handed off the chip to my biker (who may have been having less than charitable thoughts about this one by now) and he was off!
During the second break, I got to hang out with the hubs, who had just scored a sweet new PR (go babe!) We stretched, I peed...twice...(yep, that's how I do!) and caught up with his race. This race was so weird...I really enjoyed the breaks, but they definitely broke my concentration. Usually I'm all about the race form the starting gun, but that's hard to do when there are people that came to see you that want to talk...about you, the baby, the race, their lives, etc. I enjoyed it, but I am certainly glad it was a fun run, or my natural competitor would have been much more antisocial :-P I did manage to scare away a minute or two for me before I saw Dad coming in from bike 2, and then I took off to finish this thing!
Run 3: 21:42 (10:51/mile)
Even though I had some nice breaks, my body was feeling the being "on" for over two hours at this point. I knew right from the get go I needed to take it slow, so that's what I did! Not much to report on this run....I thanked the volunteers (who told me I was bad-ass and "so tiny"!), looked that the scenery, and just thanked heavens that I was able to still do this. As I finished out the last half mile, I blew out a breath and promised myself to stay "sub 11" for all the runs. As I came in, Ellen announced me and baby, telling the world that I was 6....no wait 7! months pregnant and still kickin butt. Yeah baby g-we got this! I finished proud, gave dad- to-be a big hug, and we took the obligatory finishers photo.
|Photo courtesy of Lois Trieb, our professional on the course!!|
But first, to the victors go the spoils.