Last night I did the 1st of the Sunset Twilight Series. It was the 8km Melbourne Zoo run and it was totally awesome. I would have to say this has been by far one of the most enjoyable “fun runs” I have ever done. I loved every minute of it! I found the course challenging and running through the actual zoo was an absolute highlight for me. I found myself on the 2nd lap totally by myself as I ran through all the winding paths and just taking in my surroundings. When I passed the monkeys I had to laugh as one of them was sitting watching with his chin resting in his hand 😆 It was a hoot. I actually got a little lost a couple of times and had to get my bearings to try and work out which way to go!!
My time on the finish line clock was 50:10secs and then as we ran through we had to rip of a tag on the bottom of our numbers and they put that onto a long stick. I am assuming in order as you run through?? Bit bizarre really but never mind I am really happy with that time for my first 8km run. I felt great. I did feel like a bit of a doofus wearing my long skins though but because of my sore calves I think it had to be done. I am sure they helped. No problems at all during run and today I feel great 🙂 I will definitely try and make this a regular run each year it’s on. It was really great having a chat to all the ausrunner’s before and after the race, and I am really happy to report the house had not been turned completely upside down by my boys!!
*Edit* “Official time” was 50:43 so I guess I will have to go by that! My time looked so much better when it was closer to 50m, I must have been hallucinating 😆