|We did it!|
Here are my splits according to my Garmin (which is a little off my chip time):
- 1 - 6:43
- 2 - 6:48
- 3 - 6:42
- 4 - 7:00
- 5 - 6:56
- to end (0.07) - 0:21
Other than getting me to a PR, I made it our goal to get good (or at least funny) race photos. After my horrible pictures from the Ottawa race (no you can't see them) and reading Caitlin's great post on perfect race photographs, I was a woman on a mission. We ended up with a bunch of awesome pictures that look more or less like this:
|We are awesome.|
And a couple where we looked like serious runners:
|I love that we look like we might even be winning here (we were not).|
I am actually tempted to order one of the professional photos! I never thought that would happen.
There was also a photographer near the finish that we didn't see, so we ended up with more not so attractive pictures from there, but at least I look like I'm having a good time:
|I wonder what was playing on my iPod?!|
The race itself was well organized. They had signs at the starting line for us to organize ourselves as to when we thought we would finish, gave plenty of warning as to when the start was, and the finish wasn't too crowded considering they had to give everyone a medal and get everyone's chip timer off their shoe. We went right into the recovery area afterwards where we could meet our support people and get water/sports drinks and a lunch bag with treats (banana, breakfast bun, chocolate, etc.) I was really worried about finding parking but they kept all the cars moving to the next available parking area and it was no trouble at all.
|Nom nom nom!|
The race fee was just under $40 and for that we got a short sleeved tech t-shirt, great race bling, and lots of food and other treats both at the finish and in our race kits, including chocolate! The race shirts are really cute but a little small - I'm glad I ordered a large! It *just* fits.
P.S. See those nifty matching Bondi bands? Stay tuned for a review of them (preview: they are AWESOME) and a chance to win one of your own.