My 7th run of the year was in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. My Aunt Beth and Uncle Craig have a lake house so we made it a family affair to head down for the race. I knew this was going to be a hilly run, but I didn’t imagine it being as hilly as it turned out to be. Wow! Those hills kicked my butt! Overall, I was pretty happy with my time considering the difficulty of the course and I’m just glad that one is over. 🙂
- Finished: 2:17:29
- Average pace: 10:29/mile
- Overall: 102 of 157 (65%)
- Gender: 43 of 77 (56%)
- Age Group (F 25-29): 14 of 18 (78%)
The weather forecast the week leading up to the race called for thunderstorms and rain all day Saturday, so I was pretty anxious about the both the weather and the hills. Even the night before the race, it looked like we were going to get rained on. Thankfully, I bet the rain by about 30 minutes. It literally started raining as we were getting into the car after the race. It was a miracle. I’m not sure I could have handled the hills and pouring down rain.
My sister Kelly ran the 5K that started at the same time as the half pushing my nephew, Beau, in his stroller. She said her course was all hills too – can’t believe she did that with a stroller! Wow!
My run was tough and I had to stop and walk up hills a couple of times. Some of the hills were so steep I even had trouble walking up them! I don’t think there was any part of this race that was an incline or decline. But I made it through and finished!
Next up, headed to Chicago to run with my college roommate Ally! I’ve heard this race is much flatter. 🙂