|Glow in the dark medal!|
|Our view of Tower of Terror as we approached the park|
About 30 minutes before the start I drank a 5-hour Energy that I had picked up at a race expo. Never having tried one before, I didn't know what to expect, but I thought a little extra energy sounded like a good idea, especially for a late night race. Dessert Man and I were going to share one, but it only promised moderate energy if you drank half. Who only wants moderate energy? So I went for the whole thing.
I felt really good at the start of the race despite the heat and humidity. The temperature was in the mid 80s. We had a good spot in Corral A, close to the start line.
|The starting line|
At mile 4.75 we turned off the road and onto a gravel trail that took us to the fields at Wide World of Sports. Here, we ran among the playing fields, around the bases in the baseball stadium and around the running track. In all the races I have done at Disney, this was my first time running this part and it was a great change of scenery!
|Big Bad Wolf|
|Zombie Grave Diggers and what appears to be Zombie runners|
|Tower of Terror|
It was a horrible experience feeling that ill in a public place. I probably should have gone to the medical tent as Dessert Man suggested, but I didn't think they could do anything for me. I am not sure if I was dehydrated or overheated or a combination of the two, but I am sure I should not have had that 5-hour energy! That was my first and last time taking one!
|Box of finish line snacks|
My big plans to drink a beer and ride the Rock N Roller Coaster never came to be that night.
|T shirt and bib|
I woke up Sunday feeling groggy with a headache, but after eating and drinking something I felt much better. This race wasn't my finest moment, but it was all self inflicted.
My performance has me questioning my ability to run the Goofy. I may be changing my approach to the race because I never want to feel that way again!
Here are the details of the race:
Temperature at end of race(midnight) 77 steamy degrees
1195 calories burned
Mile 1: 9:52
Mile 2: 9:26
Mile 3: 9:46
Mile 4: 9:46
Mile 5: 10:48
Mile 6: 11:18
Mile 7: 10:46
Mile 8: 11:55
Mile 9: 13:49
Mile 10: 10:37
Finish Time: 1:48:38