|Shen Alumni @ the Hot Chocolate Run|
Because I had planned to run in the afternoon, I had packed my running capris and a light long sleeve shirt. My full tights, warm shirts, gloves, hat, and throw away sweats were not in my weekend bag. Which ended up being brutal as the race was delayed by an hour and it was very cold. (see other post for all the disastrous events involved with the race)
Despite all of the many obivous flaws with this race, it was fun. There were 4 of us that ran together while I monitored our pace until mile 6.5 when I felt pretty strong heading up a hill and I had to follow my momentum. I powered through the last 2 miles with even through the last .5 that was up a steep hill. The hill depleted what energy I did have but I pulled myself together to finish at 1:45:14 which is nearly a 5 minute pr from my previous 15k race.
I really like the 15k distance but I would never run this Hot Chocolate 15k event again, even if it were free.
|Look at those even splits & faster last 2 miles. wohoo!|
|Too Cheap to buy the photo but having fun & mildly freezing around mile 8!|