Race Recap: 2011 Enmark Savannah Bridge Run

December 3, 2011

I have been nervous about the Double Pump…
www.savannahbridgerun.com
Yep. As I have mentioned before, it is three times over the Talmadge Bridge. So you run both the 5k race, wait a few moments, then run the 10k race. So if you were in town for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah, it is the same bridge that you drove over to come to the expo! Yep. Huge.
So yesterday, I went to the Expo to pick up my packet and swag. And I was greeted with this bad boy.
Yep! That’s me in the Run Program. So stoked!
 Well, I hustled back to work and later met up with some girls for dinner. nom. nom. I wish I could have stayed out later and enjoyed the beauty of Savannah during the holidays. But my bed was calling for me!
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I got to the Convention Center side of the River quick and easy. They even let us runners inside, since its was in the 30′s. BRRRRRRRRR! I decided to run in my Sun Drop girl outfit, so I could only wear so many layers!
I found some friends from CREW, #RunSav, and from my old job! HEY Y’all :)
We all lined up for the 5k portion and got ready to go! Sarah and I killed it in our own regards. I had a 5k PR (35:25). It was fun and easy! Then came the 10k. Ewww… 1:24:and some change. So a total of 1:59.59 for the double pump. I was really hoping for closer to 1:50! Overall, I am really happy with my 5k time, because that was what I was nervous about since I am not the fastest person to grace the streets.

This race is always well organized from start to finish. The only downside I heard was people didn’t know where to find the ID check (for beer) at the Expo. No biggie if that’s not your thang! I made sure to have my ID packed in my fuelbelt :)

The only sip of beer I got was from my fellow training buddy’s cup, as she leaned over the stantions with it as I was coming in on the 10k! I stole a sip and kept on running! Thanks for the last minute hydration, Maureen.

But Finn got me ice, much better than beer at that point…. {thanks for being the best cheerleader!! And thanks to Wendy, too!}

Ouch! I have been having some pain in my left arch, left knee and right ankle. I did get new shoes about three weeks ago and I think they are the culprit. Ever since I got them, those areas have been hurting. And today was no exception. During the 10k portion, my ankle and knee were hurting so much. And after the race, my arch hurts to even walk. I don’t think this contributed to my time all that much. The bridge is just hard 3x over. I just wish my appendages felt better :)
I am hoping by grabbing a new pair soon I will be on the mend. I can use my current new pair for some cross training in the gym. Speaking of the gym, I must get back to yoga, yogalates, swimming, and lifting. I hope this keeps my fitness level up and my areas of concern will mend quickly! Next race I am scheduled for (but haven’t registered for yet, since its local) is the Reindeer Run 8k in two weeks.
2nd time up!
QOD: Have you ever noticed “pains” from your shoes? Or do you wear costumes when you race?
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Comments (4)

  • abbi

    Congrats on the 5K PR…and being famous!

  • vtbRUNSsav

    Thanks! Hardly famous, but still fun! :)

  • Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl

    You did great! Yeah for {beer} hydration!

    I was just tweeting yesterday that I found the culprit to the cause of pain in my first 5K <<my running shoes. Cuz I went to run on the treadmill at the gym yesterday with those shoes on and my knees hurt the same. Well, those shoes are now my gardening shoes. ;)

    Love my new Asics. Made right for my foot.

    Again, job well done my #plankaday friend.

  • vtbRUNSsav

    {beer hydration} is awesome when at the end of the race ;) yay for #plankaday!!

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