Alright! As mentioned in my last post, today was the day of the Brita Resolution Run, put on by the Running Room! And thought John Stanton was not there, with his hometown crowd, two of his sons were pointed out to me! (sorry for the nerd moment)
|My sister and I before the race|
Head - Columbia Toque, Running Room neck warmer
Torso - Under Armor long sleeved shirt, Edmonton Marathon tech shirt, Running Room Jacket
Legs - Running Room shorts, Running Room RRX (extreme temp) pants
Feet - Mizuno Breath Thermo socks, Mizuno Wave Rider 15 LE's
Hands - Mizuno Breath Thermo gloves
As you can see I LOVE my Mizuno and the Running Room items were purchased during great sales!
Anyway, I know the gear list is exhaustive, but it may come in handy to someone; for a reference point for any Americans, I was running in 3F degree weather.
Now for the actual race. It wasn't a timed event, but I did monitor my time, and I came in at 36:17. I am happy with the time as running in winter is WAY different than doing it in summer. The snow was hard packed, but there was loose snow for about a third of the time. It took more energy than usual, and the only word to compare it against a summer road race, is that the winter ones are intense. The body works harder, the ground isn't totally stable, and it is just much harder. That being said, it is definitely a great experience! After the race I was feeling great, going off the natural high, but as the day went on my body started to slowly show the toll the race had on it. By dinner, my entire body had a dull ache going through it Normally this type of pain doesn't happen, not even after intense workouts. Like I said, the body works harder in winter runs.
|Post race photo|