|The pockets are stuffed too!|
I was really worried about my calf at the start of the race since I hadn't run since I hurt it a week earlier. It did take a few miles for it to warm up, but after three miles I knew it would be OK and after the first 10K I could hardly feel my calf at all. My first 5K came across in 25:24 and I was feeling really solid. My 10K was 51:10 and by then I was flying and feeling good. My plan was to keep my pace around 8:40/mile, but at the beginning of the race I let my legs pick the pace and it just felt great passing people. Between miles 5 and 8 I think were my favorite as we were running along Lake Washington, it was nice and cool and there was a lot of flat and downhill and it was really nice. I was still feeling good at we hit the splitting point with the half marathoners. Maybe if I'd have known what I was in for, I would have thought a little harder about going left instead of right...
|Not a very good impression... It looks more like I'm doing an impression of a gay rooster.|
|This was Jason's (right) first half marathon|
|Adorable Wife and Stacey|
|Me, Adorable Wife, and Riley- Tressa rocked the wheelchair look!|