I got up at 4:40 this morning to have breakfast and drink coffee before leaving at 5:20 to get to the race. Checking the weather I discovered it would be a frigid 32 degrees during my race. We got to the race around 6:20, I got my chip and headed back to my car. I admit, I didn’t want to race, I wanted to go lay back down under my covers.
Running from downtown over the causeway was not bad at all. It was at the beginning of the race, my legs were fresh, and the climb was gradual. After crossing the causeway we headed down to the roundabout then back. Coming back over the causeway was tough! My legs were tired and I really think it’s a much steeper climb (or at least it felt like it). I was maintaining about a 9:35 until I came back over the causeway. I finished, unofficially, at 48:06 (9:37 average pace). Overall I wish I could have done better but considering the cold temperature and the fact that I haven’t been running that much because I’ve been sick, I’ll take it.
My camera died so when I get the official photos I will post them.