Week 21/52 Recap
4.2 – 4.2 – 10 race
The photos above are mostly from Bill Bonney Photography because there was no getting our camera wet for even a quick photo outside of the car.
The weather was about as bad as it possibly could be other than heat. Harsh winds, driving rain and even some sleet hit us hard as we ran the 2014 Capital 10-miler. Jim and I laughed and stayed together for the first half of the race.
After 4 miles, we turned back into the wind and I ditched the trash bag I was wearing because the wind was whipping it so hard. Jimmy the Eye kept his on the whole way. We both got pretty cold on the Harvey Taylor Bridge, Jim couldn’t feel his feet after about mile 8.
The second half of the course was changed this year because there was still ice on the lower river walk. I felt the changes were well thought out and didn’t cause me any confusion. The volunteers were very helpful in knowing which way to go. Kudos to Mary Lou Harris for putting together such a wonderful race!
We kept pushing hard and crossed the finish line about 3 minutes apart. Although it wasn’t a PR for me I still came in under 1:40:00 and beat the first time I ran in 2011. I was thrilled to do so well after building back from hardly being able to walk in November.
We piled into the car, cranked the heat and got changed as fast as we could. Neither of us felt worse than sore muscles and are pretty proud of our medals and shirts. I left my medal with Dad at his rehab hospital until he gets out (next week?).
The Capital 10-miler, a run for the arts, what a race. We will never forget the first year we ran it together, the year it rained!