Woke up to say bye to Jenny
as she left for the 50K, did not go back to sleep so I started running
a little bit early. Did about 3 miles alone then stopped by Jamie's
house and then we ran eight miles together. I forgot to restart my
watch for about 4.5 miles but I was able to get the approx time/dist
from Jamie. After the eight with her I ran to where Jenny
had left the car. Pretty fun run, probably one of my more enjoyable
completely in the neighborhood long runs, and my longest run since
Oh, yes, and I did the lunge matrix before the run for a warm up since I had the time available.
But the big event of the day was heading up to watch Jenny finish her 50K race.
After the run I got ready and took the kids to bowling. We left before the third game so we wouldn't be late to see Jenny's finish. Got up there in plenty of time. The race was at a place called Croom which is just outside of Brooksville. They had a 16 mile "fun run" and a 50K. I've known a lot of people of have been to Croom and everyone has always raved about it but I had not actually been there before. The place was amazing. Which is good since I recently signed up for the spring 50K race there. I might even be back sooner for some training runs and a newer race there which takes place in January.
We hung out at the finish line and waited for Jenny and her friend Sean who were running it together. They appeared out of the woods a few minutes early of their goal both looking strong. Then everyone hung out and enjoyed a great atmosphere and some pretty awesome hamburgers.