Saturday, February 8, 2014
it was 21 degrees when i got out of the car at stratford for the ymca 4 mile sweetheart run. but the cold wasn't discouraging - it was the seemingly endless stretches of snow that made it seem as if we ran the race in the frozen tundra of siberia!
i love running this race - and the tough, hilly 4 mile course. this was the first year in recent memory that don wasn't at the base of the hill straddling miles 3 and 4, cheering on the runners. it may have been the reason (excuse) that i walked a few yards of the hill, to reach the 4 mile marker. even so, i managed a 29:31 finish, 7:23 pace. that was well over a minute faster than my 30:47 result last year (albeit i wasn't 100% for that one).
afterwards, there was hot vegetable soup and fresh bread for the post-race recovery :D
here are the race results from hitek racing.
here are the rest of my photos up on facebook.
here are more race photos at ctpost.com.