Well I did it!! I may have not won, but I did cross the same finish line as the winner!!!
They had two heats. first was if you finish before 2 hours, second one if you do after two hours. So first heat was off, than there I was waiting for the second to go! AHH! It was freezing! I had two layers of throw-away zipper coats...Very attractive..NOT! unsure of what I'm doing but hey!
and than I was off! I tried pacing myself with this group of people who talked the whole time, so I pretty much was their stalker right behind them listening and smiling at everything they said, but than I knew I could go faster so I passed them. Than I really didn't run with anyone, sorta boring..wish I had my phone to take pictures, or text my friends who were waiting at the finish line, something! At a few moments I kept telling myself WOW I'm doing it..than wanted to cry! LOL waa waa I'm a baby, but I'm so proud of myself!
O but I did pass people at mile two who were seriously sounded like they were dying! Breathing so hard I couldn't believe it! They had 11 more miles of hard breathing like that?? No thanks!
Than kept passing this one lady who blew snot rockets out without even looking back to make sure no one was behind her!! We kept passing each other like 10 times before I just couldn't take that anymore and stayed in front of her..eww!
Than passed another girl who was bawling the whole time! Crying and crying and everyone would ask if shes ok and she said nothing, just ran and cried...very ODD!
I kept yelling out to people to see what time it was so I would know if I was even on any kind of good pace. I had a goal of running it under 2 hours 30 mins, but I knew I'd prolly be around 2:15 and than ultimate goal of under 2:10...(which would be a speed of 6mph treadmill) I hit mile 7 at 1hr 7mins which was faster than 6mph, but than I knew this is where I'd prolly slow down rather than speed up so I was happy! I got to mile 10, than turned on my music...only a 5k left! Which the whole course was flat...until now, the worst time to have hills!
I turned a corner, and There it was the FINISH!!!! by this time my knee's were hurting, and my left foot, but to my surprise, I really wasn't huffing and puffing, I breathed normal the whole time!