I assumed that I would be running around, close to, or in the old lake. NOPE. The race finished just a short walk from the lake. I am not really sure why we did not start and end at the lake. It would have been neater. The run had a different start area from the finish, separated by a little over a mile. They did have a little bus, but more people were walking back.
At the starting area, I was not feeling well. I got sick a few times before the race. That made me worried that I had lost too much fluid. I tried to drink some Gatorade but my body did not want it. A little bit of water and it was race time. I did good the first mile. There were a lot of little hills. It would have been a great course, but my right leg cramped up at about a mile and a half in. I walked a few seconds and then tried running again. No luck, still cramped.
I could have quit, but I have never given up yet. I did a silly walk/run/limp all the way to mile five. When I got to the top a big hill. The cramp was finally gone. I started out slowly running and then when the pain did not return, I sped up. If I could have run the whole course this fast, I probably would have done pretty well. I finished in 54:27, 50 overall out of 174.
The dry spill over.