It has taken me a day to recover from a *middle of the night* run (hence the delay in the race report)! Though I slept in some, I was all out of whack yesterday. I definitely an early to bed kind of gal!
What a fantastic night! The Salt Lake City Track Club was much more prepared this year than last. The registration was held at the high school so there was much more room (and it was really warm inside...almost too warm). They had more race shirts and more man power.
Not as many costumed runners this year (no hairy speedo guy or bikini lady), but still more runners than last year despite the frigid temperatures!
Kelli was a ROCK STAR for trucking up to Sugar House in the middle of the night on a freakin' cold night (My clothing count consisted of 2 pants and 5 shirts)! She ran with me and was hardly breathing (while I was huffing and puffing)! What a great pacer and chatter (I am a really bad talker when I run)!
The course was two laps around Sugar House park (the Garmin said the distance was 3.18 - they did change the course alittle from last year). There was snow covered ice which made it tricky for gripping! You had to be really careful going down the downhills and slipped while going up!
I am becoming more and more aware of just *how* out of shape I really am. I am starting all over again. BUT I am very ok with that fact, because I am running and not recovering!
Mile splits: 8:38, 8:30, 8:17, 1:38
Thanks again Kelli for driving and for the GREAT company!