It wasn't quite as bad as all of the stories tell, but it WAS hard! It became much faster to walk the hills rather than try to run them, and once I figured this out I passed a lot of people and ended up having a pretty good time of 1 hour, 9 minutes! My normal 10k time is around 1 hour, 6 minutes so all things considered, I'm impressed! Especially since my whole group chickened out and left me to run it alone, and since through the first 3k I thought I was going to have to stop to treat my hands, which appeared to be frost-bitten! There were awesome snacks at the end too!
|Here I am about to cross the finish line|
|And even more exciting than crossing the finish line: Tims coffee in hand, about to hit the snack table!|