I did another race today. It was a MCRRC 5k race in Wheaton regional park. I had to deal with the crazy weather that is a DC winter. We went from high 50’s and 60 Thursday to a dusting of snow Saturday night. Here’s a couple of pictures on the way back from the race.
It was snowing a little bit the morning of the race but it wasn’t very cold which was nice.
Here’s me walking towards the start line after warming up
and waiting for the start
This was a tough race. It was a very rolling course. Here’s the elevation profile.
The course was interesting because it was made up of a few loops that are trails through the woods. The problem was the snow made them a little bit wet. Footing wasn’t an issue but it was in the back of my mind and didn’t run the downhill parts as fast as I would if it was dry.
here are some pictures from the race.
Early in the race
Going out on another loop
Running through the woods
This was a tough course. I finished just over 23:00 when I usually run a 21:00. It seemed like everyone’s times were slow and I came in the same place I did as the 5 miler a few ago, 45th. Overall this was a fun race that was very challenging and a great workout. This was another MCRRC race and I was impressed again with the organization and post race spread for a race that is free for members.
There’s a 10km race toward the end of March that I’ll probably to and use it as a qualifying time if I decide to do the Peachtree 10k.
So with that race it is the end of my “off season”. And next week I am starting a month long block of resuming regular swimming and increasing the run and bike volume. This block will end with the ING Georgia Half Marathon.