The day before the race, I received this email:
|At 6 a.m., waiting for the metro with other MRTT (Moms Run This Town) runners.|
Once we arrived at the race site, I quickly decided I would not be tossing any clothes and considered picking up clothes that other runners were tossing :) It was FREEZING!
|Luckily, the sun was shining and the winds didn't appear to be as bad as I was expecting.|
|Waiting for the race to start.|
Standing around waiting for the race to start was the toughest part. By the time we got started, my fingers and toes were numb. It felt so good to get moving and once we did, it wasn't so bad. The winds picked up every now and then and luckily some of it was a nice tailwind to give me an extra push.
The route was still very pretty and I loved passing all the monuments, but I was really disappointed that all of the blossoms were gone...a combination of them peaking a week or so earlier and the winds blowing off what was left the night before.
|Between miles 5 and 6.|
Some "official" race photos:
|We got our medals!|
|After the race, happy to be done and looking forward to a hot coffee and hot bath.|
And my results:
I was happy to finish in under 2 hours...even if it was just barely under. My last 10 mile run was a training run for the half marathon and I did that in 1:55:22. Considering I've been injured, I hadn't trained as well and all the winds, I'm happy to only have been 4 minutes slower.
Ten miles was enjoyable and I'm happy to say I'd do another race of that distance. For now, I'm going to focus more on my IT injury and try to get that under control before signing up for another long-distance race.