I guess I should’ve read last year’s TT post before Thursday, to remind myself of the dang hills in this course! I remembered the biggest one, right off the bat, for about a mile up Cramer Road. It’s pretty ridiculous, and I when I checked my watch after Mile 1, I’m pretty sure it said something close to 11:00!!! Not cool. And then the rolling hills continue over the 4 remaining miles. The only thing about an out-and-back course…if you go up a big ass hill, you know you’ll be flying back down it! Which I did…I think mile 4 split would be something like 8:30 if I’d timed it.
I didn’t spot the photographer along the course (thankfully, as I wasn’t lookin hot along this pain in the butt course!), but he did catch me in a few pictures..the only clear one I posted below.
|Almost to the finish…not lookin great!|
I do love the idea of starting Thanksgiving with a nice healthy run, but those hills are killer! I honestly don’t know how the people do the 25K race, with even MORE hills. No, thank you! I guess I’ll be back next year once I forget how tough this run is! Oh, and btw my official time was 46:14, so a 9:15 pace. Not bad for me…and it was a minute and a half faster than last year! Woohoo! 🙂