December 26, 2009
I am back in Dallas for Christmas with my family. Decided to do the monthly Plano Pacers 8K (5 miles).
It was severely cold out (25 degrees) and the race was delayed for a bit for safety reasons. Some of the trail had gotten wet overnight and then was frozen and slippery – in other words, not runnable. The alternative option was to run loops around the lake (normally, you would do half a loop, run off for 2 miles and back, and then finish the loop). The ground here was wet as well, but they had thrown down some salt and dirt on the worst spots (I still skidded a little bit).
It was dull – who wants to run kilometer loops? – but I ran a comfortable 41:15, and I usually do not excel in the cold, and placed first in the Clydesdale category.