Well, I did it. That's about all I can say for today's race. Considering how crappy I was feeling last night, that's saying a lot.
First, we got there in time for me to catch the last bus, which means I made it to the start of the race with just enough time to potty and line up for the start. The first two miles of the race are hilly, and that was really tough without any warm up. I was taking walk breaks almost from the beginning.
The third and fourth miles were great- beautiful scenery and more down hill or flat. I easily hit my stride and got my breathing under control. Then that last mile, up another hill and then into gravel and eventually sand. I really do not like running in sand!
So, I finished about one minute faster than last year. I think my time was 53:14, but I will have to double check that when the times are posted to the website tomorrow. I also have pictures that I can put up, hopefully soon.
I can't say enough positive things about the race itself. The course, the volunteers, and everything about the set-up is just great. Breakers to Bay was my very first race, and I think it will always be my favorite!