Mommy mile is a new race for the area. There was lots of hype surrounding this race. The swag bag was supposed to be valued at $300 dollars. I am not really certain it is, but I got the 31 bag that I really wanted, so who cares. There was a 31 utility bag, a mommy mile t-shirt (cotton) a bunch of coupons - most of which I threw away. There is a coupon for an oil change, which is really nice, but I won't use. Anyway, at the end of the race, there was a medal, a rose and a glass of champagne.
So, the course was around the Mall at Polaris. If anyone ever says that it is flat there I will punch them. There were slight gradual hills. When driving, I am certain you don't feel the incline, but when running you feel them.
The race started. I never did hear the National Anthem. Perhaps, I missed it but I always like that at the beginning of a race. The race started with not much fanfare. We were off. The first mile, I spent weaving in and out of people and strollers. I seriously believe it is wonderful that you can run with a stroller. I do it...but please run where people are able to pass you.
Anyway, mile 1 was awfully quick. Mile 2 seemed even quicker. We got to the 3 mile mark and we had WAY more than .1 to go. It do think the course markers were off. I think I did an okay job of running the angles but, I think the course was short. That said I did PR this race. I am not positive if it is an overall PR or just a PR post Lillie.
I finished 88 out of 1003. Top 10% I finished 66th female of 882 and I finished 13 out of 147 for my age group. I am pretty darn proud of myself.
After the race Channel 10 interviewed Megan. And after that we left. I have been flying high ever since. i hope to beat my previous half time next Saturday. I would LOVE to finish 2:10 - 2:14 We'll see. I am going to try to keep it easy to mile 10 then push. We shall see!!!