Scary Thorlo people at 10k!
Monday, April 30, 2007
We arrived in Eugene at midnight. My idea was to hit an all night diner and drink coffee until morning. Roy remembered that we are no longer 20 years old and booked a motel room in a rather dodgy looking place. He didn't tell me until we arrived and boy was I relieved to be heading to a bed and not a diner!
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
Apparently we caused quite a to-do with Tony from Always Running. I'm not sure what it was, but at this point we were numbers four and five (that changed as later waves came in) in the Masters Group. For some reason Tony (a personal trainer and coach) thought HIS group came in before us and was making a HUGE issue. Come on! It's not like it was a Boston qualifier! Sheesh!
I really want to do this one again next year, maybe even do the 50k.
About 2 min later it started to pour! Vinette loaned me her rain jacket (mine was back at the SUV) and I took off. I felt horrible, but for some reason the pain subsided for the first five or so miles and the run was really nice. By the time I finished, it was sunny and warm and I'd taken off the jacket and the shirt and was down to a tank top.
For some reason I thought leg four was 4.6 miles, but it was really 5.7! Not a big deal, but imagine my surprise when I figured it was going to be done at any time! Oh well.
You can hardly tell I feel like complete crap.