Overall the run went well, Dennis and I had a nice little weekend together (thanks to my parents for coming down and babysitting) and we both successfully ran the challenging race.
Packet pick up was on Friday at the zoo so we had to take a half day (darn) from work to head straight there to get our numbers. The drive wasn't horrible (except for the rain) but I used the car ride to catch up on some much needed sleep. Once we got our packets, we found our hotel and figured we'd take a walk to dinner.
We found this really neat restaurant/butcher that was in a converted garage.
The next morning we got to the start line and eagerly waiting for the race to start. We had a little bit before the gun went off so we made sure to visit some of the promo tents beforehand. (even the 10k finisher picture op, lol)
Mentally I was 70% there. I had missed a couple of my training runs, one being the 7 miles and that really screwed me up in my head. So as predicted, at mile 7, I started to fall apart. I had to walk for a bit and it was just a matter of getting to the finish line.
I finished JUST under a 10 minute pace, with a time of 1 hour, 38 minutes and some change. Not my best 10 mile time, but I can't be upset with my time.
Dennis did awesome and was very happy with his time! Post race we enjoyed the festitivies, included 2 free beers!
I am VERY happy that my running is done for the time being but feel very accomplished for running/finishing this race!