Sunday, February 23, 2014

Freeze Fest 2014--Cedar Rapids, IA

Corridor running club puts on this great race around the 3rd Saturday of every year.  Today was a very cold, yet clear morning.   26 degrees with 13 m.p.h. winds.  Jason and I arrived around 9:45a.m. to pick up our shirt, racing bibs and timing chips.   The race would start at 11a.m. Since both Jason and I are training for a marathon in June we decided to run more miles in addition to our 5K.   We ran before the race to warm up.  I ran just over 3 miles and he ran over 2.  I took a few pictures to remember the day.
Both of our racing bibs.

The front of the shirt.  Cute.  Although
they were big and I should have ordered
a small.

A picture of my warm up run.  I usually run super slow in a 5K warm up run of around 38 minutes, so I was happy my warm up was under 34 minutes, but hoped it wouldn't make me too tired to run the race a half hour later.  Total mileage for me with the race (which on my Garmin said 3.15 when I finished) and the warm up was 6.27 miles.

A picture of Jason and I right after finishing the 5K.  Jason stayed with me most of the race.  I wanted him to run ahead but he was there to coach me to a faster time.   Ever since my ankle injury I wasn't able to achieve a 5K under 30 minutes and I told him I really wanted to do that today.  My official time was 28:40

Amazing muffins.  They had applesauce
and dark chocolate chips in them.

Some of the treats for us after the race.

A picture of some of the results.   

The rest of the results can be found here !

My official time was 28:40.    I was 6th out of 16 in my age group of 40-44, a 9:14 average pace.  I was 60th place out of 153 women and 177th out of 301 overall people.  Jason doesn't want his stats listed here because he could have gone 3 minutes faster than he did.  He held back to coach me to a faster time.  Love him.

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