Since I don’t have the writing skills that my comrades do…here is the Frozen Feet Half Marathon report short and sweet… from my phone.
The race started for me in the 9:30 pace group. I really didn’t know what my pace would be so I opted for a slower paced start group. The first mile or so ticked off and I felt great. We got to the first “trail” section and I found a burst of energy. I was having a blast and had a smile on my face the whole time. The tunes were jamming in my ear and my legs felt great. People probably thought I was nuts as I passed them on the trail.
As we came out of the single track it started to rain but I really didn’t mind. I had water and tunes and my legs still felt great. Then came mile 7-9.
The gradual hill was fun for the first mile and sucked/blew balls at the end. I was very happy when we got to the top. There was an aid station there but thanks to the Ultimate Direction vest I was wearing I didn’t stop. I passed so many people who stopped for water at the aid stations.
The downhill was a blast. When I got to mile 11 I thought the worst was done, and I tried for a second gear. But my lungs said, “No way, son!” I struggled through that mile and again tried to reach for the second and third gear. But the head wind and 12 miles behind said, “Nope…. not today.” I kept my sights on people ahead of me and pushed to the end.
My finishing time was 1:52 something which was around 8:34 pace. Not bad but I feel I could have gone harder.
It was a great race and I would like to do it again.
Thanks to Kate, Adam, and Michelle for getting me out there and for just being awesome.