Yesterday’s 10k race didn’t go as planned…partially due to Mother Nature. She decided to give us about an inch or so of snow Friday night. It wouldn’t have been a problem had it not been well below freezing overnight and all day yesterday. The race started at 8am and despite an amazing job by the NYCRuns crew, there were still large areas along the course that were extremely slushy and some areas that had bits of ice.
Lots of ice/snow/slush/yuckiness:
I finished in 43:34 (7:02 pace) with some very uneven splits (full recap to come tomorrow) – it’s really obvious those areas that were clear (and in the sun) and the ones that I had to slow down. I don’t really know if I could have been able to run sub-42 if the conditions were better. I’d like to think I could have, but I’m not going to blame the weather for not reaching my goal. Just will use it as a learning point for my next wintry-mix race (maybe wear shoes with better traction?).
I was the 5th female overall and placed 1st in my AG, so despite not hitting my goal time, I am extremely happy and content with how things went.
Thank you ALL for your support the last few months – really can’t express how much it means to me!!
Full Recap coming tomorrow!
Did you race this weekend?
Have you ever had to run in really tough conditions? Any helpful tips for next time?