1/14 race 110 mins @ Little River Trail Run 10 mile in Altra Lone Peaks
temp REALLY COLD (20-30's)
HR avg 169 max 181
|I'm pretty sure this was at the finish.|
While the +1 was at home snuggled in her bed (while visions of bouncing baby boys danced in her head). I was making the difficult decision between silk shirt or arm sleeves. I don't own a pair of tights (yet), so at least I didn't have to worry about that. Although around the 6 mile mark I started wishing I owned a pair, as my long johns weren't offering quite the level of heat retention I desired. After gathering up my gear and my breakfast, off I headed to the beater Jeep and into the great white north Durham (ok, none of those words really go together). The Jeep battery seemed to be feeling the effects of the cold as much as I was, as I nearly had a DNS on my hands. Thankfully she got me there with minimal fuss. I got parked near the registration area and shut her down to <end>
Ok, seeing as how I forgot I even ran this race until I saw the report draft, I don't remember specifics, but I do remember feeling like even my bones were cold on this one. I also remember my Jeep BARELY started when I went to fire it up after picking up my bib and stuff before the start. This would have made for a really rough morning, as sitting an hour in the cold before the race would have put a real damper on my spirits. Although I got to spend the whole race wondering if my Jeep would start for the ride home and thinking that if it didn't, everyone would have probably gone home already by the time I finished, so I'd most likely die of exposure and wouldn't be found until the next LRTR.