run race 17  0.1 km (2:50 / km)
KC Corporate Challenge 100m
4/45 in F55
Annual Corporate Challenge 100-meter race. It was blazing hot (35C) and full sun so I was sweating a lot as I warmed up. But I felt good, and I had my goal to win a medal this year. The only concern was I wasn't sure when I would start (moved up an age class this year) so I found it hard to time my warm up.
As usual, I have no memory of the start, but I was out front in the beginning. And then I began to feel tight and it was hard to run, and three fast ladies came blazing past me. So I finished 4th, well behind third. I was disappointed in my performance because I thought I was better prepared this year. But it's early in the season, so there's time to improve.
The winner in my heat was my nemesis, another woman named Mary, who runs 15-something. I had hoped she was a different age than me, but it appears we were both born in '63. Shoot!
Also, I had some tightness in my ankle and calf just before the race, which was odd. It was tight for a few minutes, but eventually loosened up before the race and was not a factor.