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|Beautiful even on an overcast day|
|race center at the winery|
|the walk from parking to race area|
The race started a few minutes late, no big deal. The beginning was a little crowded as we all had to fit down the driveway of the winery to the road but it opened up very quickly. It was overcast and didn't feel hot but I noticed immediately I was sweating profusely. The humidity was sky high. I was soaked in minutes and I noticed everyone else was too. I didn't have any goals for this race other than to just get it done. Cindy said "I bet you can finish under 2 hours" So that became my focus for the race. Even though this was just ultra training, running lots of miles in a short period, it's always helpful to have something to focus on.
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Time went by pretty quickly for me and before I knew it, I was coming back down the winery driveway to the finish. I saw Cindy waiting there for me and I came in at 1:57. I was soaking wet but overall felt good. I put in a good effort but I didn't completely exhaust myself which was the plan. I felt very happy. I received my wine coaster medal right away along with water and some snacks. It was also nice to see there were water stations at a few other locations around the winery especially since it was so humid. So when I had finished my water, I was easily able to get more.
|so sweaty! The wine coaster medal is removable from the lanyard so you can really use it!|
|no words, just amazing!|
|Cindy and I enjoying the wine in our Virginia Half wine glasses|