Monday, October 20, 2008
2008 Cannonball Run Recap
I have to get on my blogging job - I've definitely been slacking lately but I promise I will do better.....
Saturday was the Cannonball Half Marathon Run. It was perfect running weather: nice and cool. I always have difficulty deciding how to dress for occasions such as these. It was quite chilly in the morning so I decided to wear my capri tights and a long sleeve dry weave shirt. I at least had the sense to wear a tank top underneath because I know I have the tendency to heat up pretty fast. As expected, I did and around mile 3 I had already taken my shirt off! A few times during the race I wished that I had worn shorts instead of the capris but overall I was comfortable. There were also a few occasions where I got pretty cold, this mainly happened when we were in the shade and the wind blew. My hair was soaking wet so that cool breeze on my head felt like a cold chill.
I ran the first half of the race with Amy R., Nathan, Michael, and Christine. It was a nice pace but around the 2nd half Nathan and Michael pulled ahead. Well they probably kept the same pace and we happened to slow down. I could have stayed with them but at this point I was starting to feel a slight twinge in my knee and since this was not my target race I did not want to push myself and risk getting hurt with my marathon only two weeks away. WoW! My marathon is only TWO WEEKS AWAY!!!!!
I am so excited and scared. My knee still doesn't feel 100% and it is two days after the race. It is kinda swollen so I've been icing it and stretching and taking some anti-inflammatory medicine. I'm not going to worry about it though because I know that it will be fine - it already hurts less today than it did yesterday.
Team Evolve (my running group for those who haven't been keeping up!) did wonderfully in the race and there were several PRs! I am so proud of everyone and glad to have such a wonderful group of people to run with. I think that will be the hardest part of the marathon, not having anyone that I know to run with. Hopefully there will be someone in my pace range that also is open to a little conversation while running......