EVENT: She Runs LA
DATE: Wed-Thu, April 27/28, 2011
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA (more like Pasadena, CA)
RACE BEGAN: 6:33 AM
FINISH TIME: 01:06:24
After yesterday's very long and stressful day, I kind of cringed when I realized that I had only a 24-hour window (4 PM April 27th - 4 PM April 28th) to complete the Nike She Runs LA virtual 10k. I had a promo code from Run Eat Repeat, so I signed up and had the tank mailed to me. I finally got the tank yesterday evening, along with tickets to the post-race event at the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles. I had indicated I wouldn't be going, but I wound up with tickets anyway. Unfortunately, I am going out of town tomorrow, so I won't be attending the after-party.
Since Fargo Marathon is in a few weeks, I also needed to get a 20-miler in, so I thought I would run 6.2 + 13.8 miles this morning and kill two birds with one stone.
Unfortunately, lately, my "throwing" has been a bit off. The power was out at my house all last night. I had to stay at school late to meet with my chair, so as I got home, it was getting dark, and dinner was kind of out of the question. I had a slice of orange and mango that was sitting on the table. Along with being too exhausted to be hungry, things just weren't going my way. But it was actually one of the best nights I can remember -- imagine my parents, myself, my little sister, and pup sitting around in the living room with flashlights until bedtime. It was weird, but actually pretty cool because I got to invite my parents to my graduation and explain to them this whole crazy process I just went through.
I guess I was still on an adrenaline high, because I slept very poorly that night in spite of being exhausted. I had plugged in my Garmin, hoping the power would come back on sometime during the night and charge it enough for 3+ hours of running.
Since my Nike+ thing wouldn't find the sensor (I haven't used it in quite a while), I was happy I had a backup measure!