Saturday, February 13, 2016

Hot Chocolate 15k Nashville

I trained for it.  Ran up to 9 miles in training.  Due to the cold, the race officials initiated their cold weather plan for today's race.  If your pace was 13 minute mile or more, and you were registered for the 15k, they required you to do the 5k.  I figured my pace would be between 11:30-12:00, but until I hit the cut off at 2.3 miles I had not decided which I was going to do.

 I had four layers on top, two on bottom, and was still so cold.  It was a temp of about 18 degrees with wind, so a feels like of about 10 degrees.

At first I thought, "I can do this" but I was standing around in the thick of the crowd waiting on our corral to start.

I did ok, but at the split, my fingers and toes were still numb so I decided to wimp out and just do the 5k.

:(  Kind of feel like a failure.  They gave us our 15k finisher medals anyway, so I will have to run 9.3 sometime soon so I can feel like I earned it.

I guess the good news is, I placed really well.  There must have been a lot of walkers in my age group.  I placed 18 of 108.  Normally, I place about middle of my age group, unless it is a small local race, then I tend to do better (not as much competition).


  1. Oh, nooooo! Isn't that really cold for your area? We had that frigid weather yesterday. I woke up to a -25 windchill, and by midday it warmed up to a whopping -18. Amazingly, they didn't even cancel our weekly group run. I skipped it and used my daughter's treadmill. You're not a were just cold :-) It will be much more enjoyable to do it on a warmer day.

  2. Yes, that is really cold for us! We aren't used to it. I cannot even imagine doing a volunteer run in -18!!!!!