Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Gary Bjorkland 1/2 result

Sorry - I am really late on this post.

The weekend turned into more of a fun party with my wife (Jill) and friends.  I ended up drinking a lot on Friday night until 1:30 and had to be woken up to just make the bus to the start line.  The fun that Jill and I had was more than worth the pain and misery of running while still under the influence (RUI)

I managed to watch both the men and women elites in the USA 1/2M championship start and run past.  I went up the course 1/2 mile so I could get a good view and find an open porta john.

The race was hard - The 1st 3 miles I was breathing like a 5k and not running very fast.  It was obvious I would not break 1:25 while RUI.

By mile #8 I started to feel a little better and ran faster at the end to finish in 1:26:06 (Splits below)

LocationRace TimeTime of DayPace BetweenOverall PlaceDivision PlaceSex Place

Post race beer with friends at Fitgers was nice and post party at Jeff's house was a great way to cap off the night.

Sometimes fun is more important than results.

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