And much respect for Rich, too: this was his longest race so far, and it was a butt-kicker. But he kicked back valiantly! He made it look easy (though we'd both tell you it wasn't!)
Mile 90 Photography got some super nice shots showing off the morning majesty of Kill Creek Park. The wide-angle, fish eye lens was a nice touch—this is the same technique Sam recommends for underwater photography, so it's cool to see how investing in a lens like this would benefit me on land, too.
I was pleased with my results: 59th place overall, 6th in my age group, 13th woman overall, 1:24:59 (12'08"/mile). Rich came in just a few seconds behind me—so close that I wasn't able to whip out my iPhone in time to snap a photo of him crossing the finish line. I'll have to be faster next time. ;)
He treated me to a big brunch at Eggtc. A biker named Big John and his wife let us have the first two open seats at the bar. We must have looked very hungry and tired, and we were. And we were delighted when a few minutes later, seats opened up next to us, and a lively conversation ensued. What a fun morning!!!