I also wore my heart rate monitor which burned the crap outta me. The chest strap was a killer. For the half, I'm not wearing it because I know I'll burn a ton of calories, but that's not really what it's about. I just wanted some kind of measure. I burned 1226 calories running the 10k! My time wasn't great, but I have plenty of time to improve. My goal was just to finish, and not be last. And I did, and I wasn't! Anyone have any speed interval info or advice? I want to get faster!
I have to agree with Leigh Ann about this being one of the top moments in my life. The sense of accomplishment can be compared to walking across the stage at graduation. It's like, All this work paid off. I did it..Completely in awe, still. After I showered after the race, I put on my Cajun Cup shirt and did some grocery shopping. I heard a man tell his wife, "Look babe, she ran the Cajun Cup." I wanted so badly to say, "YES I DID!!!!!!" lol..I refrained, but I'm sure the stupid grin across my face was pretty obvious.