The Black Earth race is a local race with about 250 entrants - very low key - and only $5 entry fee. It is an out and back course between two local communities. We start at Black Earth head 5 miles to Cross Plains and then back to Black Earth. The course is flat and almost due East and West.
When I arrived to pick up my ticket (pull tab - remember I said it was a small race) - I saw Kerri, from Tutu Runner, HERE - hugs and well wishes. She was with her Team in Training friends.
I couldn't quite decide on what to wear - the temp's were 38ish with 15 mph winds - I finally settled on my capri's with a light long sleeve tech shirt and then a second short sleeve shirt over the top, light gloves and a bondi band. I could have ditched the gloves - didn't really need them. Oh well. Pretty comfy for the first 5 miles - the wind was at my back - the only problem I was having was some numbness in my right foot - I was thinking I really should stop and re-tie my shoe - but eventually it disappeared. From the facial expressions on the runners already heading back - I knew I was in for a tough second 5 miles. Wow oh wow - there was the wind - right in my face. I checked and the wind gusts were 20+ mph. Yikes - there were times that it felt like I wasn't moving.
|Photo courtesy of Kerri - thanks|
Here are the stat's
1 - 8:35
2 - 9:06
3 - 9:23
4 - 9:36
5 - 9:26
6 - 9:55
7 - 9:51
8 - 9:56
9 - 10:09
10 - 9:47
For total time of 1:35:57 for a avg pace of 9:34
I will do this run again - fun - close - cheap!
Enjoy the moments!