Remember how at one point yesterday I was going to chicken out of running the Crazylegs Classic?
I am so glad I didn’t!
There was a temp in the low 40′s and there was drizzle and there was a little bit of wind. And also, there was a whole lot of awesome.
I started the day in a great mood, sharing lame jokes with Steena via Twitter and eating pizza for breakfast. Met up with my team downtown and handed out our race packets. Despite the weather, everyone was in good spirits and caught up in the excitement. We even had some first-timers with us! It was impossible not to be in a good mood.
We headed off to the start, watching the waves of people taking off and listening to the UW band getting everyone pumped up. And then it was our turn! As soon as I crossed the start line, I felt great. The cold air was gentle on my asthma and the drizzle cooled me off as I got going. For once, I wore the perfect amount and type of running clothes to keep me just warm enough.
Though I did walk up most of Observatory Drive (and swore really loud in my head up most of Observatory Drive), during the rest of the race I managed to keep a pretty decent pace. Crossing the finish line in Camp Randall, I stopped my Garmin. It showed exactly five miles (from weaving in/out of people, etc) in a time of one hour and one minute! Lately, my pace is in the 13+ minute time, so I was super happy with a pace in the low 12′s.
I stopped to say hi to some friends, did my own version of the Rocky imitation, and took off running back to my car.
All in all, I’d say I had a pretty good day.
Anyone else out there run any races this weekend? How did it go?!