On Cinco de Mayo, I drove to Eau Claire with friends Sara and Abby to run in the 11th annual Eau Claire 1/2 marathon.
We started running at about 9:20am. Miles 0-5 were great. Miles 6-8 were a little harder, miles 8-11 were pretty challenging and then we hit the UW Eau Claire campus, some rain showers and clouds. Part of the challenge was the heat that we really haven't trained in and the intense sunshine. Miles 11-13.1 were much easier because it was just another 5K to the finish.
I'm so proud--Abby finished ahead of me by two minutes, I finished in 2:24.21 and Sara finished about 10 minutes later.