We had some time to drop our warm up gear back into the car and headed to the start line in our racing gear, with a few minutes to spare. I popped my Roctane and proceeded to the corrals.
I ran into another teammate, and we discussed goals. My goal this race was to run it as a tempo and just have fun. I was hoping would be under 35 minutes.
The race director then announced that the police needed them to delay the race start 10-15 minutes (it is DC). It was in the low 30's, so it was a bit chilly waiting for the race to begin. My only regret with the delay was that I had just popped my Roctane and was now just standing around shivering and chatting. But it was fun, I got to chat with lots of people that I don't normally see.
They finally announced the run would begin and off we went. I didn't watch my watch at all. Not even the first mile to make certain I wasn't going too fast. I felt comfortable, and didn't see a mile marker until mile 3. The next two seemed as though I was running faster and when I crossed the line, 34:39. When I reviewed my watch, the 4th mile seemed rather slow, but I click with the mile markers, so maybe one of those were out of place.
So pretty boring race report, but it was a fun race as always and the weather was great!
Afterwards, we cheered one of our teammates who is amazing and won the women's race for the 2nd year in a row, ( wearing reindeer antlers ) and also our fast teammates, who scored us #2 in the team competition. We also celebrated a couple of HUGE PR's! Nice!
Post race, Santa congratulated us:
The end! :) Hope everyone is enjoying the Holidays!