we had some tough running conditions for the 20k this morning - basically a repeat of the hot and humid conditions from 2013. it was 72 degrees when i got up, 77 when i pulled into new haven, and already into the 80's as we lined up for the start!
given the heat and humidity my sub-8 minute pace goal wasn't realistic. as it turned out, a sub 8:30 pace wasn't in the cards. i wound up duplicating my 2013 finish w/a 1:46:44, an 8:36 pace. i was actually on a sub 8:30 pace for the first 9 miles, but the heat did me in over the last 5k.
still, i was happy to get it done - and my first stop after crossing the finish was the ufo beer booth for a ufo wheat!
here are the 20k race results from jb sports.
here are the rest of my photos up on facebook.