Saturday, November 23, 2013
I've been running for two years now, and a few things I've figured out:
- I prefer warm weather over cold for running
- I don't like wind when I am running!
- I am amazed just how warm I do get when I am running, even on a cold day!
So today's race, the 40th annual Turkey Trot in Newark, Delaware, had both chilly temps, wind, and a new wrinkle for me -- a hilly course! It was in the 40's at race time, but cloudy and windy, so it felt much colder!
In spite of that plus the hills, I am happy with the result -- 29:33 -- good for 10th place in my age bracket and 285th place over all. Between the 10K and the 5K, there was over 800 runners, which does lead me to my one complaint of the race organizers -- only 3 porta-potties?? Seriously?? Oh well, thank goodness for some remote trees!