This Saturday my husband and I did our second 10K race. Don't let the sunshine filled pictures fool you it was FREEZING - in the low 30s during the race. The 10K was held in conjunction with a 5K. As we left the start area, the racers split onto separate courses. The 5Kers turned and went under the largest flag I have ever seen (in person). Love those ladder trucks! The 10Kers went straight. I was a little nervous about wind being a factor when I realized that we would be headed north on the way back. Turns out I was quite comfortable with the temperature during the race...before and after was another story.
The 10K course went 3.1 miles to a turnaround and then back the same 3.1 miles. The course was about 3/4 of a mile in town and then out into the country.
|My husband is in the green - currently racing 7th.|
I had a bit of a freak out moment the night before the race because I knew it was going to be super cold and I am not prepared for cold weather racing. (I will be next time.) Thankfully my challenge group talked me off the ledge and gave me some good suggestions. Desiree at Finding the Skinny Geek Within suggested cheap gloves that I could just ditch if my hands got too warm. I did wear gloves for awhile and then stuffed them in my pockets. Evidently, someone took Skinny Geek's advice...the second glove was just a few feet farther down the road. I wore two pairs of cotton capri pants and a long sleeved shirt with a pullover. Maybe it is time to shop for cold weather gear.
One Crazy Penguin came out to cheer for us. She is an amazing athlete. In October, she completed her first Half Ironman - 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run. You can read her race report here. One unexpected surprise of blogging is the fun inspiring people I have met. It was great to meet one of them in person. We are looking forward to cheering her on at an upcoming race. It was freezing cold and she could not have been more kind and gracious about waiting almost an hour and a half for me to finish. Thank you, Tiina!
I was very happy with my time 1:27:36. And I beat 2 people - bonus :) I love the stats from my Garmin watch. I was happy to see that even though I struggled (mostly emotionally) the last few miles I kept my pace very consistent. And I still can't believe I can walk a mile in 13 1/2 minutes!!
My husband finished in 50:11 and earned 1st place in his age group (6th place overall). I am SO proud of him!!! I am definitely going to have to make a plan to display his medals. My husband also won an attendance prize - $25 restaurant gift certificate :)
|November 1, 2014|
The evening had a fun NSV for me. I wore a pair of fleece lounge pants under my jeans - the jeans formerly known as "my way too tight to zip up, much less wear in public" jeans. I actually had plenty of room to wear fleece pants under them :) Believe me I was super grateful for that extra layer!