Yesterday was the Run 4 Life event at Hudson Communtity Chapel. Gina and Abby had registered for the 1 mile run and Denise had registered for the 4 mile event. I was just spectating and Abby and I had plans to ride the tandem home from Hudson.
Gina and Abby started the race and at the 1/2 mile point, the police car leading the race made a wrong turn! Gina and Abby both got caught up in the confusion, but quickley got back on course. Gina finished looking strong and Abby was not far behind. Abby held on pretty well since she has only run a few times this spring...
The 4 mile race starts and Denise just wanted to use this as a recovery run from her 21 mile run on friday. This 21 miles was the last long run before San Diego and it went very well for her. Her goal for the 4 miles was to build each mile. She expected to go 34 minutes, I predicted 33 minutes. We were both wrong! Denise came in at 32:20 something... I told her at the finish "So much for taking it easy!"
Gina placed first in her age group and Denise also place first! Pretty cool to see the smile on Gina's face.
The men's winner set a new course record! 19:59 for 4 miles!!!! He was simply beautiful to watch run. He made it look effortless, like all good runners do, and I was simply amazed at how fast he was going without looking like he was going fast! The women also posted some smokin' fast times. ~25 minutes and change.... wow!
Abby and I then unloaded the tandem and started for home. We had a Starbuck's Gift card burning a hole in our pockets so we stopped at the Twinsburg store for cocoa and coffee. A great 12 mile ride together and even better conversation and laughs!
I then followed this up with a 6 mile run though the woods. Overall, a fantastic day for everyone! Now, it is time to spoil Denise for Mother's day!