So to the race. I was feeling good with my running since I've actually been training and I was excited to go out there and try to get a good time. My goal was to run it in less than an hour, which is a 12 min pace or better. During the first mile I of course felt good as all first miles do but I was worried that I had gone out too fast. The heat and humidity were very present all throughout the race and I knew it wasn't going to improve. However I was lucky enough to have some of my GTS group right behind me to push me to not slow down.
At about mile four I caught up to one of my friends kids, Jonathan, who was walking at the time. I told him to "C'mon" and he ran pretty much the rest of the race with me. We ended up finishing in at 50:48. I was extremely happy with that time and I can see myself getting faster and faster with the more I train. Who would have thunk a little training could do that? :P
After the race there was of course the sausage eating contest that I had to wait just about 45 minutes for. During the 45 minute wait I had to watch people eat the sausages, bananas, watermelon, frozen popsicles.... ugh it was torture!!!
After the wait came the contest. I thought 6 sausages in 6 minutes would be no problem. These things were huge probably about 12 inches (yes I know how that sounds) and they were hard to get down. The worst part was all the chewing that was brought on especially with the casing. Towards the last 3 minutes I decided to just rip the casing apart and eat the insides. Great strategy but it was too late as the contest was over before I knew it. If I had to guess I probably placed 4th or 5th. Rip my chewing muscles.
Fun day though! Which was made better with all the support of my friends watching me devour the sausages.
I of course took video which can be found below. Enjoy