I got to Virginia Beach with about 5 minutes left in the expo! I had just enough time to check in, grab my bib, t-shirt and swag bag. They started to turn the lights out in the convention center while I was there!
I think knowing how well I was doing kind of hurt me. I realized I had plenty of time to walk if needed, so around mile 8 and 9 when I was struggling, I had a hard time keeping the motivation level up. I did a good amount of walking up until mile 10, when I started alternating running 0.3 miles and walking 0.1 miles. I was able to muster up enough energy to run mile 12 to the finish.
The benefit of finishing the race on the Boardwalk was an ocean ice bath.
My one complaint about the race was that there were not enough water stops! It was 80+ degrees and humid, and there were 8 water stops. At one point, there were about 2 miles between them and it was the sunniest part on the course! It was rough!! I should have carried a water bottle with me but decided against it last minute. Next time, I'll know. Hey, I still finished!
Question for you: Have you ever done a Rock 'n Roll race? If so, what'd you think? If not, what is your next race?