the rescheduled boston buildup 20k was held in fairfield this morning. it was cold, but that alone wasn't really a factor. the wind, on the other hand, was unrelenting. after we took a sharp right out of the high school driveway we confronted a headwind that just wouldn't stop - literally - for the first few miles. even when it abated, it didn't last long. my takeaway from the race was a sense of running into a headwind every step of the way - and that's saying something on an out and back course!
even so, i had a pretty good race. my 1:42:28, 8:15 pace, was a lot slower than the 1:34:01 i ran last year. it was even well off my 1:40 target. but, given my low mileage i've run over the last month, i was more than happy to run the course without have to walk the hills (or any portion of the course, for that matter)!
here are the race results from clubct.
i posted more photos on facebook.