Jonny was in charge of measuring the race course and watching his Strava feed of running and re-running and measuring and re-measuring the course was amusing. I was wondering when a slide rule may make the list of ways to measure the course! It was great to be able to support the Charlestown Early Learning Center, education at all levels is important to me, and a fellow Westerly Track and Athletic Club (WTAC) member.
|Gizmo - not to happy to model the hat from the race!|
We ended up with a 10:39 pace, and well that is in the 10:30 range so I'm calling it good. We also walked three times (I thought it was only twice until I looked at the Strava). She made it nearly 2 miles till we walked the first time, I tried just slowing down a bit but she wasn't having any of it.
Mile 1: 10:16 - yes fast, but I knew what was coming, you don't run with someone for nearly 2 years and not learn a thing or two.
Mile 2: 10:56 - we almost made it through the 2nd mile with no walking. It was a push and I almost managed, but when you can't breathe you can't breathe. I reminded her there was a fireman behind us... We made it nearly two miles, so I knew she was serious.
Mile 3: 10:48 - two short bouts of walking (I'm a pushover, obviously). All in all a good mile. We passed a couple people, they passed us back, but hey we passed people. Jennifer said she was laughing in her head when I'd say "watch her feet and we can close the gap" because she knew I'd take off if she let me!
Mile 0.1: 10:11 - picked it up a bit more to finish pretty strong.
I was happy to see the pace. I couldn't grasp the math in my head for time. Yes it is rather simple 10:30 is 30 minutes + 1 minute 30 second plus another minute ish for the last 1/10th of a mile - to get to 32:33 (we were 33:24 and if we hadn't walked who knows we may have made the exact goal pace).
Beth, happy Jennifer agreed to let me help her and we had a successful race!