|Suzanne got to the race in time to watch the finish, but for the third year in a row managed to miss MY finish, so we had to settle for this sweaty post-race pic instead one of those great finish line photos|
Here are my times for the last three years:
2009 49:15 7:55 pace
2010 48:48 7:52 pace
2011 48:19 7:44 pace
My goal for the race was 47:59. I ran the first half at a pace of 7:41 and the second half at a 7:46. The fourth mile was my slowest at 8:06 and I finished strong, which was good.
I started training this month with the Evanston Running Club and even though I've only had a couple of workouts with them it definitely helped me prepare for this race. And during the race I shadowed two of the other club members for as long as I could, which helped me to keep my pace steady.
Next race: Evergreen Lakes Olympic Distance Triathlon - Bloomington, IL July 16, 2011
(note: I reposted this because there was a problem with Blogger posting the images to Facebook;)