Lookin' Sassy In Me Kilt - waiting for the bagpipe procession to the Starting line
Posing in front of the Tay River before going to the start area
Waiting for the signal to start
Today was going to prove to be beautiful and HOT! Sadly at gun time (6PM) it was still about 30c far to hot to set a new personal best! I was determined to just have fun with this run and not to take it or myself too seriously. I would of liked to have run the entire distance but I only made it to the 3.5K mark when it was time to turn on my interval timer to do a 5:1 run/walk interval. My pace was really suffering for the heat! Also despite claims that it wasn't a very hilly course... boy it was! Especially when we were going through the golf course. At the 6K mark I got hit with bad cramp in my side. So all plans to keep up with my intervals went out the window. I walked when it hurt and I ran when it didn't.
A piper on the green
The finish line
It was a hard grueling run and my pace was down quite a bit! I finished the 8K race in 63 minutes. I imagine if I could of run at a better pace I could of done it in the 50's! Oh well, there will be more races!
L to R Vincent (Jason's brother in law), Jason and baby Logan, Richard, me
I didn't enter the race alone, my friends Jason (new Daddy!) and Richard from Taekwon-Do ran the race as well. We all agreed it was a tough course and a hot day! None of us set a personal best today!
At the moment my next race will be at the end of September the Army Run 1/2 Marathon! I am still shaking my head over entering this one! I think if I do any more races between now and then they will just be smaller ones, 5K's.