I'm a winner!!!!!! 1st girl & 4th overall :)
Never in my wildess dreams did I think I was going to win the SF 1 day. First of all I'm a mountain runner, not a road runner. Second of all I just ran San Diego 100 mile trail race the week before.
The weather was perfect, the first day sunny and warm, the views were amazing. There were 100's of people out running and walking along the course. You had to weave in and out of people & dogs. I was happy for the night to come so I could just run without having to pay attention.
I ran a consistent race and remaind positive and motivate the whole time. I only slowed down for a couple hours I think.
There were so many fast woman there so I never considered winning or placing. My goal was to run 100 miles in 24 hours.
Im not sure when I took over the womans lead. My friend and hero Kathy D'onofrio was running a great race but had problems so stopped at 84 miles. I think once I hit 85 miles I was in the lead. I wasn't paying attention to the leader board.
I know Jennifer Ray took the lead at some point I later passed her and she took the lead again. I was just focused on running 100 miles.
I realized the last time I passed Jenn I could win I wasn't planning on walking once I paced her. So I new I had nothing to lose if I pushed the last 7 miles. I thought that would be cool to win this race especially after running a 100 mile trail race the week before.
All during the day, and night, I recived motavating emails from so many of you, who read my blog. It truly inspire me those last hours to push hard to win for all my friends. Thanks to all of you for believing in me.
Thank you Randy for your support. I still can't beleive you road out on your Harley just to go 1 mile with me your the best ever. Oh, thanks to Jason too you guys rock.
Also my friend Lorrie from crossfit came out and ran 5 miles with me. Thanks.
I'm still in shock that I won. I really had to work for this win. If you want something bad enough you can get it. In the end I wanted this win and I got it :)
Thanks to Sarah & Wendell for putting on such a great event the views were awesome. Also all the volunteers were great you guys rock!!! I suggest this race to everyone! The second day it was typical SF weather foggy & cold. Just happy the race was started Saturday & not Sunday.
Next up Javelina 100 this weekend.