Well, I finished, which is always good. First race in about 5 months so I wasn’t sure how well I was going to do, but I ended up just a little slower than my personal record, which is not bad for taking several months off.
Man was it cold this morning. It had to have been in the mid-40′s this morning around sunrise. As soon as we started running within a 1/4 mile my lungs were burning bad from the cold dry air. I jogged for the first half mile or so and then jog/walked after that. Here are my splits:
Mile 1 – “Around” 14 minutes (nice precision by the volunteer)
Mile 2 – 29:55
Mile 3 – 45:04
Finish (3.1) – 46:19
Just under 15 minute mile pace at around 14:56/mile.
After the race I got to chow down on some pretty good food. Half a bagel, a banana, some chicken and rice stuff from Outback that was pretty good and a mini chicken biscuit and tiny cinnamon roll from Chick-Fil-A.
I will certainly need to invest in some cold weather gear before my midnight New Years run. If it’s cold now, who knows what it will be then. Probably snowing.
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