The course was around the canal in Old Town Scottsdale. It was an evening race (5:30pm) so it was about 85 degrees at the start, but I feel like the canal made it a little bit cooler. At least mentally...?
It was perfect spectating weather!!
Since it was a bit warmer out, I relaxed my time goal a little bit:
1-sub 36:00 official time
2-run negative splits
3-place in my age group
Running negative splits is the only way to keep from killing myself off at the beginning.
James came in 1st/14 in his age group, and 9th overall which was also 9th/97 for gender. He ran an official 27:44 (6:56 average pace).
Dallin came in 2nd/14 in his age group (behind James) and 17th overall which was also 17th/97 for gender. He ran an official 29:38 (7:24 average pace).
A bonus that comes with being the last sibling finisher is that I get extra pictures/videos. I love this one below.
I hit all of my goals! Get this, though. My official time was 35:59.9. HA. I booked it at the end because I knew it was going to be close since it was just a hair longer than 4 miles for me.
I spy Ben and B3...
2nd/45 in age group, 15th/152 gender, and 53rd overall.
Splits: 9:07, 9:02, 8:55, 8:37
^^Average cadence 181 :D
Running short distances has me aching to get some speed this fall. After China, I have to decide if it'll be a fall/winter marathon or short, speedy races. Such different choices, but both appealing in ways. If only I had superman legs and could do both without getting injured! Right!?
Have a nice humpday! Only two days until Friday! Yay.