Saturday, January 05, 2013
I ran my first Saturday 10K race of the set today. I arrived early because I thought I might be put in the early start group, but when I said I expected run it in about an hour, I was told that was was a good enough pace to run with the crowd. So now I had an hour to kill and it was too cold to stand around. I started jogging and wound up running a 5K at an 11:30 m/m average pace. Although it was less than 25 Deg.F, I realized that I was overdressed for a race and took off my track jacket. I didn't want to put pins through my UnderArmour compression shirt so I wore the cotton event T-shirt over that. It still was way too warm for the actual race which started at 10:00 A.M.
I was wearing a knit hat which I wound up carrying in my hand for the first two miles of the 10K, but since the race was in three loops, I was able to throw it on top of my car on the second pass.
By the time I finished at eleven, it was thirty-five degrees and I was soaking.
I'm posting my time here as an incentive for me to knock off a few minutes each week for the rest of the month and also as an incentive for me to make more regular blog entries.