Monday, December 31, 2012
Short version of race report: It was COLD! And I finished!
This race was the third in the six-part Winter Run Series in metro Milwaukee. The RINY was held at Wisconsin State Fair Park. Whew, it was cold and windy: 25 degrees with winds up to 15 mph. Not sure if I'd run it again just because of the windy cold.
I finished fine - not as fast as I could've done. DH - my main running partner - was home sick. DD was with me - she hasn't been training consistently. While I kept cutting the walk intervals short - the program was set for 3.5 min run, then 1.5 walk - because I felt so good, DD eventually asked to walk the whole 1.5 minutes. I honored that because she came out with me when I wanted support, plus she just lost a friend - y'all may have heard about the police officer in SE WI murdered while on duty by her own husband. It's been a very rough time of late, for a number of reasons. I have three more races to try to met my goal of finishing under an hour. And being there for loved ones is just plain more important.
I met my goal earlier in the week of exercising for 2,012 miles in 2012. I'm finishing the year with 2026 exercise miles. It has been a good year running-wise - and next year looks good as well. :)