Tiki Trail #3 was a fun night. I am always amazed that the woman that checks people in always remembers me. I'm not sure if I know her from somewhere. It's such a small town area that you end up seeing people from other places around town. This one woman that comes in 3rd every week is amazing. She finishes in 20 minutes!!! She has these little babies--she does not look like she has had any!! She is super sweet. They don't do age group prizes but she won two tickets to the zoo. I thought that was perfect.
Tonight there was a company running it. Many were not runners either
They all lined up at the front of the start, so everyone was weaving around them at the beginning. At mile two a group spanned the entire trail, I had to ask them if I could pass.
When I finished I couldn't figure out how they finished so fast--not too far behind me. Chris said he thinks they cut the second loop, because it's not possible. huh... I would never think of that so it's hard for me to imagine it.
I finished in 34:16. Two seconds slower than last week. Chris said the work group slowed me down, but I think it was more the humidity. And I'm not really in a race mode. I just run for the enjoyment of it. When I went though the water stop the woman said she wanted her hair to look like mine (my hair is totally white has been for 20+ years--people love it. I get that comment a lot) During the race this one girl was walking when I walked and running when I walked, at the finish she said I was a great pacer.
Was a really fun time tonight even with the group of people who were clueless.
After the race our musician friend came over and was asking if we got free food why I order, so I told him it's hamburgers and hot dogs and alcohol. He says "I thought runners were health conscious" I just laughed. He shrugged.