Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Event #31 - Memorial Day Dash

For the 3rd year in a row we spent our Memorial Day morning running the Memorial Day Dash! We've grown to really love this race and its a great way to start the day! The race always starts with the National Anthem being played while everyone turns and faces the giant flag that flies at Ft. Negley. This is probably one of the more challenging courses that we have run on - its fairly hilly, especially at the beginning, with not just steep but long hills too!

We had a couple of goals for this race. First, to finish under 30:00 and second, to try and break our time from this race last year. We started out pretty strong and by the time we got to the big hill we felt great. And as a bonus, at the top of the hill, we still felt great (thank you Crossfit CFT). We kept a steady pace throughout the race (hills? what hills?) and that helped us to accomplish both of our goals easily!

Here are the official results:

129th place - Nate Towne - 27:53
144th place - Sara Towne - 28:21

Those times are the 2nd best times EVER for both of us, which is pretty exciting. Also, Nate improved his time from this race last year by 2 minutes and 11 seconds while I was able to knock 3 minutes and 8 seconds off my time from last year! We were happy to see the improvements are excited for our upcoming races! We've got a couple of races coming up in the next month (check the calendar over there ---->), and are continuing to run in hopes of finding a cure for Prostate (and other) Cancer. If you'd like to donate to the cause, we would be thrilled to have your support!

GOOOO G SHOCK! We will leave you with a few photos from this weekend's race!

Before the race!


When we can't take pictures with mascots, 
I make Nate do funny stretch his hammies :) 

Someday this will be me breaking the tape at a race! ;)

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