The weather seemed to reinforce the race’s name. It was frigid. The actual temperature was around freezing but the wind enhanced the frigid experience. The runners were able to enter the indoor facilities to stay warm and to mingle with other runners. I did see several training run runners at this race.
Quick praise. This race was put together well. The atmosphere was awesome and I felt motivated throughout the race. Definitely run this race again.
I will post a few pictures from the race. This particular blog may be the Brenda show because my usual camera crew (my wife) did not make the race and therefore, I was the camera crew. I am nowhere near the photo taker that my wife is. However, I did jog to my car after the race to get the camera so I could get some video of the race.
The first picture shows the Porta Potty and Brenda. There is an ongoing joke about Porta Potties and Brenda. Runners can sometimes get stuck out on a run with no facilities. A Porta Potty can be a welcomed sight.
The race began with a bang (gunfire). My pace was slow at first but then worked itself up to where I like it to be. There were plenty of runners to navigate through and enough runners to be around that eliminated any chance of being bored or alone. The race course had lots of twists and turns. I ended up running a steady 41:50 according to my watch. I am very pleased with this time. I did not struggle too much as well.
As I stated earlier, after the race I jogged to the car to get the camera. By doing this I was able to get a never seen before photo of Sue. You see, one of the drawbacks of talking to me and getting to know me is the fact that I may take your picture while your running and place it on my blog. I barely got back to the course in time to see Sue.
After I took this picture of Sue, I had only a few minutes before Brenda showed up racing down the last stretch of road.
Brenda had a great time of 51 minutes plus a little change. That was awesome. After the race I took on last picture. This is a pic of sweatcicles.
Well, that’s about it. Oh, we went and ate at the Denny’s. Trying to get refueled before we run 16 miles with the OKC Memorial Marthon training group on Sunday.
Here are the race results.. http://www.dgroadracing.com/2009%20Frigid%20Five.htm