Monday, January 5, 2009
New Years Day 2009
January 1 of the new year. Time to get out and work. The temperature for our local 5K was decent (20 above) but a howling wind took away some of the fun. Throw in a big hill the last 3/4 of mi and I've had more pleasant runs for the first of the year! You know that big sucking sound your Hoover makes? That was me on that hill. I mean, do I look like I'm in pain or what!?!?
Not like I get in a lot of hill workouts in the middle of winter as they are usually caked with snow and ice.
My goal was a sub 21-min and I acheived that with a 20:46. Not bad given the middle half was poor for traction due to snow on the course. I finished 8th overall out of 369 people and won the 40-49 Age Group.