Just like last year most of the runners were high school students. After the first mile they started to get tired. I past 10 or 12 of them and move into 4th place. I was not looking at my garmin, so I did not know how fast or how slow I was going. The course was four hills. The turn around was at the bottom of the biggest hill. When I started back up the hill, the first female passed me. I thought I could catch her. I was wrong. She was moving very fast.
The water stop was at mile 2. When I got there I was in 5th place. I put my hand out to grab the water. The volunteers had not yet put the water in the cups. CRAP! I kept running. No time to waste. I could hear someone behind me. That kept me going. I did not want to be passed as they were only doing first in the age group. I finally looked at my garmin at 2.8 miles. I was at 20 minutes. WHAT??? I took off. Finishing in 20:47. A NEW PR!!! 3 races/3 weekends/3 PRS.
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After the race someone came up to me and said "your race was so much better organized". This was not the first time I have heard that, but it is still awesome! lol