Sunday, April 7, 2013
it was windy at van cortlandt park this morning! i had planned to run the urban environmental challenge in just a tee shirt, but at the last minute added a long sleeve tech shirt under my tee shirt. but the sun - and the trails - more than made up for the windy conditions. i ran this race for the first time in 2011 - the same year that i also ran both mudders & grunters and the leatherman's loop for the first time. I hope to repeat that trio of trail races again this year (ran mudders two weeks ago and leatherman's is in two weeks)!
my goal this morning was to run 9 minute miles. last time i ran a 55:20 for the two loops. i just managed to squeeze under my 9 minute target with a 55:42, 8:58 pace. and, as a bonus, that was good enough to take 3rd in my age group - so i won a llyod's carrot cake muffin! now that was a happy surprise :D
i'll add a link to the results once they're posted.