Saturday, August 18, 2018
It was a soggy morning to run a race, much less run a hilly one! The Westport Summer Series 8.4 Miler is one of my favorite courses. It's a challenging course (roller coaster like may be an apt description). But toss in 98% humidity at the start and it becomes more of a survival challenge - ha!
As for the race itself, I went out too fast - realizing by mile 3 that holding an 8 minute pace was wishful thinking! My 1:10:38 (unofficial), 8:16 pace, was actually about 30 seconds slower than my 2017 finish! There were a few stray drops of rain during miles 7 and 8. Having felt like we were running under water most of the course, it was hardly noticeable!
Here are the race results from Westport Road Runners.