What a day! My race really beat me up today. I was not prepared for the cold and the wind. I really had to work hard and it surprised me. It has been 70 degrees here for the last week. Even before that it had not been this cold- and if it had, I certainly had not run in it yet this season! So anyway- it was 42 degrees during the race this morning. I thought I was dying!! The cold was so brutal in my lungs. It was like inhaling icicles. There was also a lot of wind which took me by surprise too. I should know better and be prepared next time. It was still a good race. I placed first in my age group w/ a time of 24:29. I am not too happy about my time but I am getting over it. I can't run faster every single race! (See results here.) It was fun to run w/ Dad. The cold surprised him too, as he always runs inside. I placed 6th female overall and that is cool to me. I could see the lead women on and off throughout the race b/c of some long stretches. They were so fast. Ahhh... one day I hope that will be me. Overall it was a good race. I am looking forward to my next one which is about 5 weeks away and in North Carolina! To hell w/ this cold!
P.S. Lots of people wore Spandex today.... I didn't feel so alone.