|Wore my pink Swirlgear shirt!|
My plan was to run/walk and not overexert myself as the air was cold and I still wasn't feeling 100% from earlier in the week. I also knew I much I hurt after the F^3 half b/c of the cold so was happy going easy peasy. Getting to the race was really easy and we parked for free about 200 meters from the start line which was perfect. We sat in the car till about 5 minutes before the gun b/c it was pretty chilly.
Lined up and Colleen (the RD) sent us on our way. I felt so bad as her water station for the 10K was stolen at 4:30 am... i am not quite sure who does that but NOT COOL.
Jen and I said we were going to stay together even if i had to walk. The course was the same as last year with a small loop around town in the beginning and then through residential streets for the remainder. There were a fair amount of inclines of the course and the streets were cleared the best they could be. There were strips of the street that was straight asphalt and then there were areas that had that .5 inch slush that takes some extra energy to run on.
First mile was 10 min flat and i was a bit concerned about keeping up that pace. That is usual comfortable 5K pace but not today. We pulled back and it worked out perfectly b/c Jen wanted to take pics so we slowed down the 2nd two miles. There was one aid station that had water and candy. To no ones surprise, i found myself grabbing for the M&M's and NOT the water. We continued on and snapped some pics. The course is scenic and cops patrol the local roads.
|Trying to catch the girl in shorts and also showing what the roads looked liked|
|Jen is wearing the shirt from the race|