Comments: Let me start off with the lessons I learned:
- Do not expect to run a fast race when you have walkers walking up three to four people wide everywhere.
- Do not expect to have the endurance to run a fast race when you get there 1.5 hours early and freeze, because it is only 20 degrees outside (we got shuttled to the starting area, so going back to the car just didn’t seem like the thing to do.) I must have run at least 2 miles just to keep warm! lol
So, with that said, I did not run as fast as I had hoped and I am not sure if I’ll be running it again next year. It takes me over an hour to get there. I did PR by over 5 and a half minutes, but my goal to run a sub 40 race just didn’t happen. I knew that the first mile in, but was still very dissapointed when I crossed that finish line.
I don’t remember having that many problems with the crowd last year, but then I ran more than a minute per mile slower.
I am glad I went, and proud of the fact that I went there by myself. The bottle of wine I received after finishing went down really smooth with my Thanksgiving dinner that evening. 🙂
Time: 9:00 am
Shoes: Saucony ProGrid Guide ( 160.6 miles)
Run Time: 40:17
Course: Flying Feather 4 Miler race.