4th AG out of 100
18th Woman of 617
103rd of 1034 Participants.
Bag Check was a cluster- 15 minute wait. "Warmed" up for 5 minutes as a result. Started out conservatively and never got passed (we were "chicking" everyone) , ok, maybe we got passed once by a 15 year old. Garmin was on "manual lap" by my mistake since the last time I used it was the Chicago Marathon, so no splits- but I'll go ahead and say they were even as even could be, negative possibly. Sprinted the last .1 uphill to the finish. WTF uphill finish?!? We chatted the entire time and had a freaking blast running together while we couldnt feel our fingers or toes or faces. Im pretty sure my speech was slurred by the time we finished. Hello Hypothermia! Somehow we both ended up 4th in our respective Age Groups, and top 18/19 women. Obviously a smaller field for a Chicago style race. I am also proud of L for clocking one of his faster times in a 5K this year.
Overall a fun time, and I finally felt ready to tackle a 5K at mile 2.78 of the race, once I was properly "warmed up." BRR.
Sorry CB, but antlers just look so adorable on you...
Next up: The Schiller Chiller 5k on 12/1.
Currently praying for warmer temps.