Flying Pig Expo
Registration Pick up
The Flying Pig is a hilly course but I do believe training with a jogging stroller helped me a lot! Also when I ran on the treadmill I would keep my incline on 2% as much as possible and never going below 1%. It was a huge race! 31,000 people. My official time was 4:02:38. According to my Garmin a ran a total of 26.52 mile from having to weave in and out of all the people. When I hit 26.2 I was at 3:59:41. 9:09pace! I fininshed in the top 6% of females in my age group and in the top 26% overall.
My dad suprised us on Saturday night, driving from Alabama to watch me! A wonderful surprise that means so much to me! When I was wanting to slow down I would think my dad just drove 9 hours to watch me, keep going!
Also it is amazing how much breaking up the course up in parts helps me. The first 6.5 I was praying for my nephew and soon to be neice or nephew and before I knew it, it was time to move to the next person. The crowd support was amazing and it helps make the time go by also. I knew when I crossed each timing mat family and friends would be getting text alerts to know how I was doing and prayers would be going up for me. So I kept pushing along!
It was a great experience and I can not wait to do it again!
Pictures from the big day
Running with 31,000 people!
Best part of the race - the "Hog Washes" along the second half of the course. Life savers!!
Mommy and JT
JT's first marathon