[POST RACE UPDATE]
Because I’m too tired and exhausted to write up a full recap right now and this original post only went up 2 hours ago. So I figure Sunday = most people not checking in right away and I can catch y’all and update you.
The long and short of it all is this: I PR’d. By about 90 seconds. Or, if you go by what my official time was last year and compare it to my watch time this year (official results aren’t up yet) I pr’d by exactly 90 seconds. And I ran decently consistent splits (the huge crowd in the beginning made the first mile the slowest). Not what I’d want (Negative all the way!) but at least they weren’t positive all the way.
Thus my watch says 20:01.94. SOOOOOOOOOOO close and I’m pretty sure it actually hurts to be so close. Both physically and emotionally because my legs are still jello-y and sore. Going to hurt a lot tomorrow.
And I felt like I was going to puke. So mission accomplished. I did not, however, but I think I may have blacked out for a second. Things definitely got fuzzy after literally sprinting uphill for the last .2 miles. I’m pretty sure I didn’t though because otherwise I’d have ended up in the medical tent.
I’ll stop here so that I can go eat and shower and lounge a bit. I do have some work to do which is nice to take my mind off of the agony of being so close. But fun work, as in I’m doing it for ME and not anyone else. I’ll be back tomorrow to post a full recap 🙂