Sunday morning i ran the Love2Run 4 mile run in KC at the downtown airport. There is a road that goes around the entire airport and that was the course.
Of course it had to be extremely cold this past weekend so that i could be 2 for 2 in picking very cold days to race! It was 8 degrees when i woke up but got up to around 15 degrees by 9 am when the race started. There was not hardly any wind so that was a plus! There were around 650 runners out running in the cold.
I had hand warmers stuck in my gloves but my fingers went numb...finally around 2 miles in i could feel my fingers again and my toes finally thawed out too (they weren't too bad but a little numb for awhile in spite of wearing two pairs of socks!)
I really like this course. They called it "flat and fast" but there were two little hills at around 3 miles...not bad ones just enough to think"hey now that's not flat" :)
John took a picture of the finish line before anyone started coming across it...
This was in the last mile of the race...the city view above is what you could see the entire last mile so i enjoyed the view
I have not run a 4 mile race in quite a long while so i was a little unsure how to pace myself and whether or not i should go at my 5k race pace. I went in with the goal of finishing before 33 minutes. My finishing time was 30:15 so then i was a little irritated with myself that i hadn't pushed a little harder to get under the 30 minute time. It's ok though because there is next month...going to be running another 4 mile race in March so now i have a second shot at it :)