37 of 1339 Overall
6 of 846 Women.
1st AG of 136
Course PR by almost 3 minutes
After waiting at home for an hour L and I walked back over to the start of the race and I warmed up a bit. My only goal for this race was to have fun (and beat my time from last year) After warming up I hopped into the front of the very narrow start corral and ran into Ken who got yet another PR this year.So freaking inspiring! I ended up tucking in a few rows behind the start line since I knew from last year it wasn't a very deep competitive field.But also didn't want to get run over by the speedsters.
Mile 2: some headwinds, starting to slow down.Breathing getting labored due to the cold+ wind.
Mile 3: slowing down a bit more but feeling great.
Mile 3.1: Kicking it in hard. Too much kick left. haha
What's next? Probably the Rudolph Ramble on December 15 if the weather isn't too FUBAR. I'm not a huge fan of running in extreme cold + wind. Breathing becomes very labored and I get bloody nose- sinus issues. I could care less about earning any "hardcore badge" for running outside when its "feels like less than 20 degrees." It's just not my jam. Maybe a Balaclava would help? But my hands still feel like someone smashed them in a car door.
What's really next? Continuing to focus on my health & well being, Portuguese, possibly starting to study for the CPA *Gasp*, and making healthy foods without leftovers for 2 people. And loads of playtime with the CB Dog. And drinking loads of delicious craft beer. DUH. - xaar