Saturday, February 13, 2016
Cold - but nowhere near as cold as Sunday - reason enough to get the miles in on Saturday! Despite the frigid weather, the roads were clear and it was a great morning to run (especially when the race was just 3 miles, instead of it's typical 4)! This was the first year the Sweetheart Run was a 3 miler - the 19 previous years it was run as a 4 miler.
While I appreciated the shorter distance this morning, I miss the extra mile! Not sure the 4 mile course will ever be put back in service. But regardless of the distance, this is one race to have on your annual schedule (I've been running it since 2006 - with only 1 or 2 missed years).
As for this race, my 21:54 was good enough for first place in my age group! That was a very pleasant surprise! The 7:18 pace (thanks to some walking up the hill) was off the 7:11 pace at the Freezer 5K last weekend. But this course is a bit tougher. But, even better than the age group wind, - Emmy and I won the combined age group :D
Here are the official results.
The rest of my photos are up on Facebook.