The Jingle Bell run was yesterday (11/15). It was drizzly and chilly. I could have done without the drizzles.
My friend and I started out near the middle front of the pack. My unofficial time was 36:02. My chip time was 36:01.7. I shave about 30 seconds off of my first 5K time.
- out of 861 individual runners, I placed 716
- out of 468 individual women, I placed 357
- out of 69 women ages 30-34, I placed 62
- out of 7 runners with my first name, I placed 5th
at mile posts 1 & 2, someone was out calling out splits. My 1 mile time was 11 something. As I was crossing over the creek, I happened to look across to my left, The Trail was the return back to the starting point and just past the 2 mile mark. I saw people already PAST the 2 mile mark!! My 2 mile time was 22 something, so I was doing as well as I wanted to. I did have a few moments of walking, but all in all, I was happy.
I’m glad that I didn’t have my sweatshirt on. I ended up taking off my gloves, ear thingy’s and my santa hat between mile 1 & 2. I did bring a change of clothes to drive home in, but I ended up only changeing my shirt. I was going to change my pants, but decided not to because my underpants would still have been wet…