Monday, October 27, 2014

Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Race

 Here it is. I drove down to Newport Saturday to pick up my number and decided to check this bridge out. This is the view from the exit ramp which I found out is right around the corner from the start line.
 I woke at 4:30 and headed to the bus pick which was also the
 finish line. Dark and beautiful night/morning. This was the last view I had from the point about 20 minutes before we started.
Tons of people stopped for selfies and race photos and I decided to do a quick one just to remember the size of this event.
I will say it was tough. I was not feeling too well on the way down the hill. I just kept seeing the water next to me and feeling "car sick". Knowing I was slow I was trying to stay to the right but I decided to move to the middle of the lane. At this point I was walking and running as much as I could but was starting to beat myself up a little. I refused to look at my watch but as I approached the exit I reminded myself I have only run 2.5 miles and the exit was 3 miles.
Bitch, cut it out! This is big for you.
I ran as fast as I could across that finish line.
Total time 48:41 with a 12:29 pace per mile.
Hell woman be happy with that.
I wish I was more ready but maybe next year.

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Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40