“But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Race Recap

  
Delano girls! Kelly ran the 50k and Traci was one of my teammates.













Saturday I ran the Delano 12 Hour Run. What an amazing day! There were 4 ways to enter the race, Individual 12hr, Individual 50mile, and Relay Team.  Initially I was going to do the 12hr but I was invited to be part of a 4 person Relay Team and accepted. The team name: Together We Perspire. The course is a one mile loop around Delano Park which is about 10 mins from my house and because it's a smaller course, only 125 entrants were allowed. Going into it had no idea what an exceptional day I would have.  The caliber of runners that turned out to run were amazing.
Jamie Donaldson, 3 time winner of the Badwater Ultramarathon and course record holder, showed up and showed out! She ran 78 miles in 11hrs 54mins! The winner Drew Burnett ran 83 miles and now holds the course record.
Kathy Youngren, a local, set an Alabama state record in the 50mile, 50 miles in 7hrs 7mins.!
It was an honor and and inspiration to see these women up close and personal.

Together We Perspire
The race started at 6am.  I showed up and met my team at 5:45am. I have never run with a team before and was extremely anxious. The 3 weeks leading up to the race hadn't been great run weeks.  I was traveling and had a hard time getting miles in and I was a little nervous about letting my teammates down.  My teammates were Jon, a Fleet Feet Racer, and Ron & Traci, a married couple who are also the head coaches of the No Boundaries program I help with. Traci greeted me with a huge smile and a hug and told me not to worry it's all about fun.
I ended up getting in 24 miles.
Here are the team splits- mine are in red.

1 Together We Perspire 428-2 08:48
2 Together We Perspire 428-2 08:44
3 Together We Perspire 428-2 08:35
4 Together We Perspire 428-2 08:42
5 Together We Perspire 428-2 08:43
6 Together We Perspire 428-2 08:39
7 Together We Perspire Jon Elmore 06:49
8 Together We Perspire Jon Elmore 06:33
9 Together We Perspire Jon Elmore 06:03
10 Together We Perspire Jon Elmore 06:53
11 Together We Perspire Jon Elmore 06:49
12 Together We Perspire Jon Elmore 06:43
13 Together We Perspire 428-3 12:03
14 Together We Perspire 428-3 13:30
15 Together We Perspire 428-3 13:59
16 Together We Perspire 428-1 10:13
17 Together We Perspire 428-1 09:44
18 Together We Perspire 428-1 11:11
19 Together We Perspire 428-1 12:05
20 Together We Perspire 428-2 08:43
21 Together We Perspire 428-2 08:42
22 Together We Perspire 428-2 09:07
23 Together We Perspire 428-2 09:29

24 Together We Perspire Jon Elmore 06:32
25 Together We Perspire Jon Elmore 05:39
26 Together We Perspire Jon Elmore 07:32
27 Together We Perspire Jon Elmore 07:23
28 Together We Perspire Jon Elmore 07:35
29 Together We Perspire Jon Elmore 07:28
30 Together We Perspire 428-3 12:58
31 Together We Perspire 428-3 14:32
32 Together We Perspire 428-3 14:28
33 Together We Perspire 428-1 11:00
34 Together We Perspire 428-1 12:09
35 Together We Perspire 428-1 13:47
36 Together We Perspire 428-2 08:59
37 Together We Perspire 428-2 09:08
38 Together We Perspire 428-2 09:30
39 Together We Perspire 428-2 10:23
40 Together We Perspire 428-2 12:04

41 Together We Perspire Jon Elmore 08:38
42 Together We Perspire Jon Elmore 11:18
43 Together We Perspire Jon Elmore 09:13
44 Together We Perspire Jon Elmore 07:58
45 Together We Perspire Jon Elmore 07:59
46 Together We Perspire Jon Elmore 08:58
47 Together We Perspire 428-3 14:14
48 Together We Perspire 428-3 14:54
49 Together We Perspire 428-1 12:51
50 Together We Perspire 428-1 14:18
51 Together We Perspire 428-2 09:42
52 Together We Perspire 428-2 09:58
53 Together We Perspire 428-2 10:10
54 Together We Perspire 428-2 10:44

55 Together We Perspire Jon Elmore 07:29
56 Together We Perspire Jon Elmore 07:40
57 Together We Perspire Jon Elmore 09:02
58 Together We Perspire Jon Elmore 08:44
59 Together We Perspire Jon Elmore 08:45
60 Together We Perspire Jon Elmore 08:59
61 Together We Perspire 428-3 14:10
62 Together We Perspire 428-1 10:57
63 Together We Perspire 428-2 09:53
64 Together We Perspire 428-2 09:48

65 Together We Perspire Jon Elmore 07:59
66 Together We Perspire Jon Elmore 08:25
67 Together We Perspire Jon Elmore 09:38
68 Together We Perspire 428-3 15:20
69 Together We Perspire 428-3 16:08
70 Together We Perspire 428-2 09:10
71 Together We Perspire 428-2 09:35
72 Together We Perspire 428-2 10:53


As the day went on it got harder and harder to get back out and run.  My day was Run, Rest, Stiffen up, Repeat.....I'm not sure what I was thinking it would be like, but it def wasn't easy.  Obviously my times suffered majorly.
Out of 9 relay teams we came in 7th.  We weren't the fastest, but I believe we may have had the most fun! We had our tent set up right next to the chip mats/finish line and got to see the runners pass every mile.
This is def a race that I am looking forward to participating in next year. 
Not only did I meet some super elite runners, I got a chance to talk to a lot of local runners that I don't normally get a chance to talk to.  
I feel so blessed to live in an area that is so saturated with great runners who are such great people.

I haven't got all the pics yet, but will post more as soon as I do.

Next up is the Oak Barrel Half Marathon in Lynchburg, Tennessee on April 2nd!

What is your next big race?

Grace and peace,




P.S. If you want one of my Faith, Love, Run bumper stickers, comment or email me your address and I will send them out! I only have 13 left!:)

5 comments:

H Love said...

Can you send me an email with your mailing address?

Julie D. said...

oh my! thats awesome! way to on your 24!!

Suza said...

Your pace is amazing!! I am so impressed that you kept up being fast even after 20+ miles! You'll rock so hard next year :D

momof3 said...

THIS LOOKS SO FUN!!! Right up my alley. What an AWESOME way to spend the day!

And what a seriously cool way to step into ultra running, for those of us who would like to taste it. We have a 12 hour race near here... I wonder if I can wrangle a few GBA friends....

Lisa said...

congrats!

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