Miss Bethany was the speed demon, as usual, and ran 1:38:32, setting a new PR for herself by about 50 seconds. Wow, she's fast! She just amazes me. She just keeps getting faster.
I, on the other hand, didn't really approach this as a 'race', per se. I really just wanted to use it as more of a training run, at a solid pace. I ran with a few of my fellow Greater New Bedford Track Club members, one of which ran barefoot. Our pace kind of fluctuated between 7:55 min/mile and 8:20 min/mile, and I sped up and slowed down, which kinda sapped some energy from me, as I usually like to keep a steady pace, but it was all good in the end. I ended up with 1:48:21, and was content with it. I didn't really push it too hard, and still finished within a couple minutes of my PR, on a tough course, on a hot day. I was definitely feeling a bit dehydrated, and I know Miss Bethany was too. It was a tough day, and we haven't been used to running in heat like this!
Well here are some pics from our race, and our post-race MGD 64 party at Catwalk!
Here is Miss Bethany, cruising around Mile 5.
Here's Ryan chugging along to the finish. Mile 12 was pretty brutal :-)
At Rose Alley Ale House, celebrating with friends!
We didn't get any good close-ups, but Miss Bethany LOVED the fact that my bib number was #427 (Miss Bethany's birthday is 4/27). She's ALWAYS wanted that number, haha.
Look out for our next "Countdown to Boston" post. The city is getting ready for it already! Less than a month away!!