Distance: 4 miles
Date: December 11, 2011, 9am start
Finish time: 49:13, 12:19 min/mile
What sets this race apart: The weather???
This is another M3S sports race, which generally means you can expect a nice, well run race. It took place in Sharon Woods Metro park, which is notorious for a few large hills - for Columbus anyway.
This race always takes place the 2nd weekend in December....in Ohio...and thus, is somewhat well known for having bad weather. This year - it was beautiful and sunny! Oh. And 18 degrees Fahrenheit. Nonetheless, I dressed as I typically do for winter runs: running tights, a long sleeve tech shirt, a running jacket, and gloves. I also wore a Texas Santa Hat, but the hat came off within the first 2 miles. I actually also took the jacket off in the last half of the race...which required a brief walk to get it off over my Garmin. Apparently, I need to practice running and stripping. Er.
|Crossing the start line - pre-stripping|
My friend Rob kept me sane though...and running. There was some guy back of us that yelled HA every 2 seconds the ENTIRE race. At first, we thought - what is that - a goose? Then, no - maybe that's a dog. Somewhere around mile 2 - we realized - THAT'S A PERSON! Rob then started fantasizing about wrapping his scarf around the guys face. LOL! That helped keep me from getting too annoyed until the last half mile when the guy started catching us. I told Rob - that GUY is not passing us and picked up the speed. HAHAHA. I know, I know, I'm terrible.
The swag for this race was decent if you picked up at Fleet Feet. A long sleeve tech shirt and a holiday ornament (you got to pick out the ornament.) I do not think you got an ornament if you picked it up at the race.
|I actually puffy pink heart this shirt - and wore the shirt for the race the day of the race for the first time ever!|
|Me and Laurie rocking the hats!|
|The MiT gang post-race!|
|Run DMC - post race|
My friend Lynne from NOBO also ran the race. This was her longest run EVER! WOOT!
|Lynne and I - post race|
What's the coldest weather you've ever run a race in?
What's the toughest weather you've ever run a race in?