After the porter potties, and waiting extra time for the ones with toilet paper, we went to the start for the 80,000 group. The way it works is you are allowed in the race corrals based off of your number. The fastest people are at the front of the race and I am convinced the rest of the numbers are just randomly divided out. Natasha and I had numbers in the 30,000’s and 40,000’s. Everyone else had numbers in the 80,000’s. Since you can always run in a later group, but those with a later number cant come forward, we all ran in the “8’s.”
Usually in the races, we all start together and a few miles in, split. Those who are actually in shape typically leave us wannabe runners at that point. This race was no different. Natasha and Emily our team trainers and running queens took off at around 2 miles in. Kristin, CT3, Mary Katherine and I pretty much stuck together. I don’t know if that was 100% intentional (Kris & MK planned to run together and CT3 and I), however our pace was the same and it made for more fun along the way, so I was glad it worked out as it did.