What a race! I finally got back to my perfect pacing :) Okay, so I cheated a little bit. The course was short and on the last turn we had 2 minutes left, but waited and encouraged people to beat midnight and then crossed at the right time. I loved that my runner card showed 1:59:59.8...can't beat it for 2:00 pacing!
It was nice to sleep in, but those blackout curtains kept the boys asleep an hour longer than I could take! After an hour of waiting around I let my daughter open them and wake the boys...it was 11:00! We got checked out of the hotel, went to Einstein Bagels, walked down 400S (the BIG hill), rode the train to The Leonardo and had a wonderful time there! What a great museum, I loved it! The kids did too :)
Then we went around city creek and I saw Johnny Rockets! It has been a long time since I went there, so we did again. The only problem was that I finished only 4 hours before race start. Shouldn't get a gut full of greasy food before a half! It was good though, the first time...
Drove to Farmington, met the other pacers, got enough glow-sticks on to choke a horse and got on the buses to the start. The Legacy Parkway was VERY nice to run on. Except the bugs. I forget about mosquitos! Once we got running it wasn't bad, but the waiting before was.
The company on the run was great and we got to talk to some runners and hear some amazing stories. We weren't able to pull anyone into the finish with us from the start, but we did pick up a runner at the last mile that stayed with us and beat the midnight hour. It was a fun race, but it is hard to run at night and you get awfully tired!!! I need at least 3 hours of sleep :)
It was a great opportunity to pace with Paul and we had a great time! I sometimes wish I never wanted to race and could just pace my days away :) too bad I still have that crazy desire to race, because pacing sure is fun!