I managed to put some race day photos together into a slideshow. You can see how nice the view would have been over the edge of the back straight had the weather been nicer. However, you can tell by the layers of clothing people were wearing how cool it was on that day. (I think it was about 48 degrees)
I look a lot more relaxed coming through that first lap than I do on the 2nd! Actually very relaxed on lap-1 considering it was about a 58.3 . . . . . . gotta gain the fitness required to run the 2nd lap better.
Unfortunately, the photos don't show well on this thing. I've posted a few of them below so that they're more visible:
(My wife's first comment after the race, "you need a tan!")
Feeling relaxed finishing up the first 400m . . .
. . . Not so much on the last last 50m
(obviously Brendan and I attended the same class on "Displaying your Race Day Face"!!)
The most important part of race day . . . . the post race beer!
Figured I'd throw one in w/ my wife (I even shaved for this one!)
Also, I was messing around w/ Flickr but was unable to have Blogspot communicate w/ the Flickr account. So I just added a link on the sidebar under "Slideshows" that has my first one. It's a show of our Garden/Koi pond in the yard - the photos were taken this week. Let me know if you have any issues viewing it.