Monday, September 2, 2013
the new haven 20k was my third race in as many days. it's been a while since I did three races back to back - and the weather conditions didn't make the trio any easier. there was a light drizzle for most of the 20k this morning. but the rain didn't do much to bring down the humidity - it still seemed like we were running underwater most of the time!
i didn't have any time goal in mind. my initial plan to run 8 minute miles and shoot for a 1:40 finish fell apart in the first mile. it was a struggle to run 8:30 miles - have to constantly spend time wiping my foggy, wet glasses (with a soaked singlet) didn't help matters! i finished in a disappointing 1:46:36, an 8:35 pace.
still, given the lousy weather - and the toll of the other two races - i was more than happy to cross the finish line and make a beeline for a cold glass of harpoon white to rehydrate with! remarkably, my time was good enough for third lawyer/judge - and i won a tech shirt! that was some kind of positive karma because they had run out of tech shirts when i picked up my bib at the start!
here are the 20k results from the new haven road race.
the rest of my photos are up on facebook.