Hoover Dam Half Marathon: Race Recap
Yes, the title is a small pun from the 5k that my pal B.o.B.. put on with Lazy Runner this Saturday. I can ONLY imagine ALL of the hard work and organization that went into this race. With the amount of people that registered, it went off very smoothly and I couldn’t be more proud of these 2 kids! ((tear))
Saturday workout: Almost 5 mi early before around 5am with LSSR, then the 5k.
After much thought, and seeing a bunch of pals adding to the injured list, I didn’t set out to race the 5k. My legs don’t even really get moving until around 2-3 miles (drat that distance training!) So decided instead that I’d push my pal M to a 5k PR. (What better way to enjoy a race when you’re not racing it AND you can yell at a friend to kick their own butt and have them beat a personal best?!)
Michelle did an awesome job stickin’ with me through the race! I let the first .8-mile be a bit slow, and then pushed M faster than she was used to. I didn’t tell her what pace we were at and smacked her on the hand every time she peeked at her Garmin. After gunning for the finish around an 8:15 pace,Whoa la! Horray for a PR! way to go Michelle! (I loved saying “push through the pain!”…”we’re almost there!” – reminded me of Gasparilla 😉
Here’s some finish photos courtesy of my pals Anthony & Jason
I also got to see my buddy Jess, as C & Wembley were creepers behind us
So happy to not be watching Sex & the City anymore!
Gar bear tried the Udon noodles w/seafood