First off, let me just say I have even more respect than before for those of you who have raced marathons (or really any races) on two consecutive days!
State #12 : New Hampshire
I already wrote my report of the Warner Fall Foliage Festival this weekend, but here are some pictures from the race.
I ended up finishing with an average pace of about 8:52. For the first time in my life, I nearly passed out after a race. I ended up lying down on my back on the grass for a few minutes until I caught my breath. Needless to say, I was a bit worried about what was going on with my breathing.
My breathing finally got back to normal and my dad and I picked up our commemorative mugs, grabbed a few brats, and then got back to the finish line in time to see my mom finish. I have to say I’m incredibly proud of my mom. She run/walks these races with us and manages to do them at a pretty darn impressive pace. In fact, I can’t *walk* as fast as she walks! Guess that’s why she often places in her age group. I’m really enjoying our travels around the country doing races together. I really hope before too long that one of the boys will decide that running is fun and join us.
Oh, and the breathing? Well, Monday morning I woke up with the stuffy nose/cough/sore throat thing that Beer Geek and Jones had last week. I’m guessing that coming down with that + cooler, drier air + hills = breathing issues.