|Finishing the Quad-City Times Bix 7|
This race was huge! 18,057 in a seven mile race means you don't ever really get out of the crowd to hit your own stride. I really need to learn to lie about my predicted finishing time like everyone else so I get a better starting corral. I had planned on taking it pretty easy, but I hadn't planned on dodging people for 6 of the 7 miles. I was also forced to take two walking breaks up hills when I was boxed in by other people that had decided to walk up the hill.
Just before mile 6, I was able to break out of the crowd a little bit and had my fastest mile split of 9:34. My finishing time was 1:16:48.
|Notice I was 277th in my age group. Considering Catherine Ndereba won my age group, that's not too shabby!|