Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Pink Flash

The pictures from the Mission Inn Run are up on the photographers' web site.

Since there were no actual pictures of me taken by my own camera, I might spring for one of these two pictures.

I think it might be cool to have one of these action shots of me in my awesome hot pink shirt. Well, I have the pictures but they have that water mark. I'm going to get one though. Why not?

This is at about the 2.5-mile mark. I can tell because my shirt isn't quite drenched with sweat yet. I was doing pretty well here, feeling good and strong.

This is at the same point during the second go-round, so I have about a half-mile to go, probably longer. I was doing well at this point, and trying to finish strong. But right about here was where I started to feel that if I would push myself hard, I wouldn't have much left for the sprint down the finish. I was in maintain mode.


One other thing: in looking at my time again, it seems I somehow improved my position in the overall male finishers. It seems that I now finished in 101st overall. Not sure what happened to finishers 101 and 102 as I'd originally finished 103rd. So now I was just a couple of seconds away from a medal.



5thsister said...

Aaargh is right! There's always next year.

Oh and as I mentioned are awfully pretty in pink!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Cool pictures. Thanks for your comment!!

My advice for the cold is to have ear covers, gloves, tights and layers. In the rain you need moisture wicking fabric and a hat.

As for running in the city?? I live about 45 minutes south of Seattle proper. I know there is a great pier along Alki that may be nice, but I am unsure of the distance. The Cedar River TRail and Green River TRails are great!!

Kerrie T. said...

Love the pink shirt. Great pics!

Raoulysgirl said...

Ya's so bright that it's almost reflective!!!

And I agree with Polly...

Pretty in pink, for sure!!!

All kidding aside, congrats again on that run! You are still my running hero...even in pink!!!