I am a couple of weeks behind but on March 16th I ran the Get Lucky! 7k in Minneapolis. I signed up with a friend back in October. I didn't necessarily train for this race because it isn't much longer of a distance than a 5k and I was running 4 or 5 milers here and there so I knew I just wanted to keep up my running base going in to this. March in MN can be super cold or it can be super warm. You just never know what you're going to get. Well this year it was super cold!
I was scrambling around the morning of the race because my son was playing in a hockey game early that morning. I went to the game for as long as I could and headed out early for my race. I got there and oh my goodness, there were people everywhere! I never found my friend that I signed up with so I ended up running the race solo which is fine. I'm not one to chat during a race anyway. I crossed the start line about 30 minutes after the gun went off. I just tried to keep moving while waiting because it was about 15°. Once I crossed the start line, I weaved in and out of people the entire race. It was frustrating but what do you do?!? It had snowed a bit the night before too so the roads were slick. But with the poor conditions, I did pretty good. I ended finishing in 40:40. With better conditions I could have done quite a bit better but I will take it. I would definitely sign up for this race again because the atmosphere was so much fun (lots of people and bagpipes playing along the course) but I wouldn't go into it aiming for a PR because I would more than likely get too frustrated.
And now I will leave you with some crappy race pictures....
You're welcome :)