T and me before the race
Today I ran a race that never even made it onto my sidebar because I didn't know I was running it until this morning. I decided I might as well to get November's race in. It was sunny and gorgeous out but it was also freezing. The temperature was in the high 40s accompanied by a very brisk wind. I played the "What should I wear?" game for quite awhile. I ended up with capris, 3 layers on top and a baseball hat. I considered a fleece headband and gloves as well as one layer on top. I was confident about the capris the whole time. The hat turned out to be a good choice. I probably could have left the jacket off but I wasn't dying of the heat with it on.
I liked this flat stretch.
It was a pretty course with 3 hills. I haven't run much this past month so I didn't know what to expect. Plus I ran 6 miles yesterday which these days equates to a long run for me. I never run the day before I race but this time I did. My first mile was around 8:55. The second one was 10:05 (in a race???) and the third one was 9:40 I think. The last .1 was in the high 8s again. I did pass two women and stay there. I was looking at my watch and saw that I was in danger of being over 30 and I did not want to be at all. As it is my time was 29:43 which I think is my highest 5K ever. But it was one heck of a lot faster than yesterday's run. I actually stopped and reset my Garmin and checked the settings as I thought it wasn't working. Nope! I was really going that slowly.
T ran with me and she was way up in front with the faster women. I haven't found any results on line and there may not be any. This was an inaugural race and it was very small. I felt badly they didn't get more people but the advertising wasn't great. After I came home I found a different November race I did two years ago that I really liked. So I may end up with two November races. I also registered for a December race that looks really fun.
I love having races to look forward to. What do you have left for 2011?
We got a fleece hat and a water bottle.