The outside air temperature was much better than the previous week. The temperature was in the low 60's for the first time in I don't know how long. With the warmer weather I dressed lighter hoping to improve my chances for a fast race. As luck would have it, a storm front moved through the area and brought with it plenty of rain.
Umbrellas and trash bag coats were the fashion statement of the day. Those without either could be found holed up under tents or even in one of the port-a-potties to stay warm and dry.
|Is that an awesome umbrella or what?|
|Just a slight drizzle!|
|Hey! Where'd you get that raincoat?|
My luck wouldn't hold out, at the 5.5-mile point one of my shoelaces came untied . I spent the next .7-miles feeling my right shoe slowly loosen. I thought for a minute that I might either have to finish the run with only one shoe or none. I had double knots in my laces but it didn't help.
My unofficial race finish time ended up being 41:21 (chip time). Fourth in my age group. I suppose that's pretty good considering the conditions.
The long-sleeve technical race shirts and artwork are very nice.
|2011 ATC Resolution Run shirt artwork|