10K: The race was an out an back on the final 3 miles of TC Marathon course, meaning hills and straight into the wind to start!. I settled into a comfortable pace and just ran, no watch to look at. After a potty stop at Mile 3 I made the turn back and was happy the wind was at my back. The final mile is pretty much downhill, 52:15 and I was done! It felt fine, no pushing anything but I was fine.
5K: After staying warm in the care for about 30 minutes we were back at the start line ready to go. This race was a mess! It is aimed at elites down to school groups but lacked common sense in some. The group on the start line was not the elites but an elementary school group intermixed with elites, yikes! Same course as 10K just shorter, duh! Uphill and trying to weave kids who were hand in hand sprinting then stopping was enough to make anyone scream! Luckily I was not racing so whatever. I chatted with a friend from a run group and we ran for awhile then it was all downhill to the finish. 24:00 and easy race, time to warm up!
10 Mile: Why am I waking up this early in the cold? Oh, right I'm a runner and paying for this! I honestly would have stayed in bed had I not been driving friends to the race! I knew I once again planned to run comfortable and no pressure or goals, just have fun. We walked to the start and waited til the last minute to shed the final layers and check our bags
|Do we look warm?|
|ONly slightly warmer afterwards!|
|The collection of Loony medals|