This was the 38th running of the FRR. It's a very famous race that attracts A LOT of elite runners. The course is all along the coast and is quite gorgeous! It has no shade and has a few rolling hills, since it's held in August, it's usually pretty hot. This is the kind of race that has helicopters and is shown live on TV. Every year there are about 10,000 runners and everyone is assigned a bib number based on past performance. This year miss Bethany was bib # F97, which is the reason why she "sort of" got a PR. more on that later...
Ryan's past PR on this course was 57:30 which he set last year. Keep in mind we did our long run Friday morning and a road race Saturday night which we did as a tempo run so our legs weren't as fresh as they could have been. This year Ryan did 55:29, 7:52 pace a 2:01 PR!
Last year Bethany did 50:27 and this year did 50:22, so technically a 5 sec PR, right? Well because she was in the top 100, her time was based on gun time rather than net time like everyone else. bummer! So technically the garmin showed a PR, but it goes down in the books as 50:34. oh well.
We ran by this just after mile 1.
See how pretty?
Also, August 15th was the 1 year anniversary of our blog!
Happy Birthday Blog!
More in our next post about our Saturday night race - We got there 4 minutes before it started!
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Hope you all had a great weekend!