Monday, July 30, 2007

Friends of W & OD Race Report

Vanessa Hunter and I raced the Friends of W&OD 10k on Saturday. It was held at 6:30 PM, so the sun was blazing. I knew it was going to be a struggle when I heard someone on the starting line say that it was 90 deg, but that didn't stop me from going out in 5:26 (oops). I felt strong for the first half, coming through in 17:33 behind Vanessa and Tebya Nasir. Once we hit the turn around we were heading straight into the sun. It was not pretty. My second half was 19:25, but, oddly enough, nobody passed me. I guess everyone else was hurting just as badly. Tebya ended up winning in 35:54. Vanessa was not too far behind in 36:15. I held on for third in 36:58. All in all, a good showing for GRC!


Scott said...

Hey Melissa great job. Going out in 17:33 is smoking!

Dane said...

Awesome work! That is blazing in blazing heat!

Melissa said...

I forgot to mention the best part of the race. At the awards ceremony the race director introduced me as "a friend of Max Lockwood's." Now I know I've made it!