We are now a third of the way through our 2011 running goal!! Yet again we had a VERY busy race weekend – are you starting to see a theme with the two of us? Busy, busy, busy! Beth and Joe picked up Teal and made the roughly hour long drive to Ft. Worth to meet up with Mouyyad! Since the race was in Ft. Worth one of Mouyyad’s friends picked up all of our race packets and it was very out of the ordinary for us to be standing around at the start line without our bibes 15 minutes prior race, but we got our bibes and were ready to go with time to spare!
We thought the majority of the race would be throughout the zoo, only part of it was and as it turns out that was perfect since the zoo part was pretty smelly! For the first half mile of the 5k I think we both regretted reading this blog on clock blocking and all the people we were having to dodge (not because the blog is bad – it is SO true was just at the forefront of our minds). I think we both were pretty tired early on due to that and we have both been a little spoiled with our last couple of 5k’s being pretty small there was no need to dodge other runners. There were also a few hills throughout the course. Both of us never really felt like we were running in a race where we would do well.
But then you look at our results and see that we were completely wrong:
Teal: 25:55, finished 6th in her age group and set a new PR!
Beth: 26:11 and finished 7th in her age group
Also, both Joe & Mouyyad got new PR’s out of the 5k Zoo Run!