Saturday, January 17, 2009

Cold first race in New York

Woke up with a bit of a stuffy nose and it was 8 F out there, that's -13 C. The usual 2 mile race took place and of course I was out there, wrapped up pretty good, so it didn't feel that cold. I do not run that fast when it's that cold. I am just happy to run the race, but it does set my starting standard for the year. My time was 16:20, which I am quite happy with. Many of the top runners are out of town, so I managed to place 6th amongst the men, 8th overall.
It was interesting for me to see how I felt after my race 2 weeks ago in Slovenia and all the traveling I have done in the last 9 days.
I made the decision to run a 50k race on Long Island March 1st, so that gives me about 6 weeks to get ready.

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