It is seriously officially winter folks!!! I wore tights for the race today! Right now in B-Ville the windchill is -1. Detroit (it is 11:30 now) is 17 F and 0 with the windchill. The race started around 8:20 so I figure it was about 15 and 0 with the wind chill. It was seriously windy! I literally almost got blown off my feet and I was forced backwards with one gale! Rough conditions for a 10k! Add to that the fact that about 6,000 people showed up to run the race today!
Pretty Freaking Cool!
The race started about 20 minutes late and I was still not at the start when the gun went off. I was actually exiting Cobo to line up and realized that people were already moving through. Oh well so much for an official start. I was hoping to be a little bit closer to the front. I was about 3 minutes back though so I spent the first 3 miles trying to avoid people while moving up in the ranks. I eventually got to a place where I felt I could actually run my own race. I was very pleased with the last 3 miles, all around 7:10 pace.
There was snow/slush all over the place. Most of the time it felt like you were running through quicksand. But I am kind of a believer that conditions don't make the race, especially since I tend to run better in bad wintry conditions.
I am definitely glad I ran this morning! More Turkey for me please!
KT and Saverio were also there and I heard J made it out. KT did very well, we are pretty sure she ran faster than last year. No pics of us this year. We got separated right before the start. I saw her around half way surprisingly but missed her coming in for the finish. She did beat sponge bob square pants though! And a half naked guy who really should have kept his shirt on!
My dad claims I beat The Flash! Nice!
Time by my watch was 45:49 I am pretty sure that is what the race had me as too. Good for 319 overall and 14/346 in my age group.
1: 7:29 (We literally came to a stop about 1/2 mile in, they switched the course start this year so that it took us through a tunnel, BAD idea. I had to leap over the railing on the left and up above the rest of the runners who were in a dead lock with a bunch of parked cars and the huge curve just beyond the tunnel)
4&5: (I missed the 4 mile marker) 14:19
Good thing I had pops take this pic before the race!
I am the one in the pink hat in the middle of the crowd, yes the race has already started!
Yeah that is me, the amazing running tree!
I am the one in the pink hat running down the hill.
This also was a bad idea. Tons of slushy icy snow on a downhill at the end of the race.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! LET'S EAT!