Nice drive down with Jane, Kim, Jenny, Angie, Julie E and Summer. I was quietly pondering whether I could pull off the entire run. So I was full of self doubt physically with the left hamstring and burning pelvic pain. I scraped my left hamstring with the real deal tool onThursday hoping to waken it out of pain. It was pretty bruised up with petechiae. Bed by 1030 pm. I awoke at 405am. We picked up Melanie and Julie E at 435am and 440am. Got on 5 am bus. Race started late by 15 minutes. Didn't bother me. Stood between 3:25 and 3:35 pacer. In first mile I knew it was going to be tough. Hamstring was very sore and at mile four I naturally picked it up and my hamstring zapped me into submission. I thought for sure I would have to stop and get a ride back. But i just ran at a cadence that my hamstring stayed calm and as I climbed veyo it calmed especially going slow. My pelvis started to act up as soon as I began the descent at mile 15 so I just kept an even effort. My hamstring could only handle a 7:40 pace or slower. Felt hopeful at mile 22 that I could finish this. I put ice in my shorts that some people were handing out hoping it would calm my pelvis/lower back but instead it felt like icing in the AF river--- firey ice pain then numbness. So I retrieved all the pieces and tossed them aside. I was on a roll at that point and that played a little with my mind but only cost me 30 seconds. As soon as my bum was no longer numb I picked it up again. Never felt taxed aerobically. Felt easy. So not very sore at all. Just hamstring and left IT band. And my burning pelvis. Weather was PERFECT. So beautiful!! Never hot. The volunteers were incredible. Thanked every aide stations for being here. They are so NICE!! Here are splits:
1:51:26 first half; 1:44:11 second half
9:58 (2 minute potty stop avg pace went from 8:20 to 8:33)
8:27 (the hill at mile 19)
and 7:51 for 0.35 miles.