I arrived on Friday and was up early to see Mr. H run the 10K. I was his personal photographer for the morning ;) After we hit up the expo, lunch, and errands.
I was on the ball and heard our number as H entered the long shoot. He quickly handed me the very sweaty leg chip and I was off in the mass of sub-4 hour marathoners. Quite a different experience running with the serious folk ;). The miles ticked off quickly but it felt weird to be running with the faster crowd and not be running the full. When people cheered for me I didn't like it because I felt like it wasn't deserved! I was only running 7.6 measly miles of this pig monster. The third leg started around mile 12 and went until just after mile 19. The hills of the pig had gotten to nearly everyone around me. To see firsthand everyone gutting it out and I was on fresh legs made me feel bad. I knew what they were feeling but couldn't do anything but stick to my race plan and cheer on those marathoners who were struggling around me. It's a difficult course and I give mad props to those who tackle and conquer the full.
1 hour and 8 minutes later I was at exchange point 4 to trade the sweaty chip with my "sister". I felt good and would have liked to have continued on but I had to take her bag to the finish line. Collectively we finished in 3:49! My best marathon finish ever ;)
Team Four Loco - Hell Yeah!