I love the fact they didn't believe she was in the race because she wasn't wearing technical running clothing. It is very telling that her biggest fear in life right now is "seeming Danish".
Now for the disappointer.
When I started warming up, I knew I didn't "feel it". I always used to think this was some lame excuse bloggers had when things didn't go well, but I have come to realize that there is at least some truth in it. Some days you feel it and some days you don't. I had a terrible cold and my stomach was still bothering me from the EGD. But I would of course still give it a go. In paddle gloves.
Thanks to Peter Agis Larsen for all of the photos below...
And I came through the first 1k in the lead, even for the men. But this was a mistake.
|This is just one of those pictures you do not post of yourself.|
And then where did this relaxed-looking heel striker come from? (He started out running with Natali and then sprinted ahead)
Grrr. Not happy with my time and feeling like crap. Garmin said I came through 5k in 19:37, official time was 19:47 - course made long due to having to run around ice patches. Bleh. I'll be back. We'll be back.