I really do love the Valley Harvest...it's usually a perfect time of year...crisp and cool...the colors and the scenery are beautiful.
The night before I laid out flat Courteney....
|the blanket was in the race kit this year|
I met Jill at the race....when I got to her she was already pacing...not hard to tell it was her first 1/2!
At 8am we lined up and were off. I was aiming for 58 minutes which would make for a comfortable run. The first part of the course is pretty much flat...then at 1.5k there is a downhill and subsequent uphill...a little valley...and then flat again. The course runs along the dykes and is very pretty...at one point a cow actually mow'd at me. LOL And then you have to climb the 'irving' ramp on the return...that blasted hill is looonnnnggggg....and yes....I walked it!!! The final 3k pass quickly...and yes...that little valley jumps in at 9k...and then you are upon the track at the university. You can see/hear the finish line...but you still have to run around the track.
|I'm actually watching a mom encourage |
her daughter to finish the 5k
|she doesn't even look like she ran|
Unless I suddenly sign up for a last minute race, my racing season is now over. Time to just run to run and cross train for next year!