Sunday, March 27, 2011
Woke up around 5am and checked the coffee, use the bathroom put a load of laundry in and got dress. while eating my breakfast, a banana, Tram bar and a cup of coffee with 1/4 cup of dark chocolate almond milk, check email and facebook. Left the house about 6:15am, boy was it cold, 20 degrees. I had on my CWX sleeveless long bra top on top of that my Under Armour cold wear top and then black vest, for the bottom wore my Sugoi cold weather tight and on top of that Adidas long pants, dang tough sock, hat and gloves. I was okay once we started running but very cold at the start.
Picture Courtesy of Kevin Farley
Sang the national anthem and then we were off around 7:34am, we locked out with the weather in the sense that it didn't rain yesterday as predicted and because it was so cold the trail was frozen and runnable, so the first loop went great
I ran the first loop without music, but broke out the mp3 player on the second loop since I was by myself, played a continuous loop of itread outdoors since it was run 6 mins walk 1 min. I was so glad to be done.
Official result is not up yet but according to Garmin I didn't meet my goal of breaking 7hours but I did get a nice PR despite the muddy trails, pain full toes and nasty Salt Run Hills.
The race was very well organized, course well marked and the volunteer's were great in getting us in and out of the aid station fast. It was good to see old friends and meet new ones.