Saturday, December 13, 2008

Race Day Dawns White and Windy

5:00 a.m. and the day looked great. Light winds, no snow. Not a bad day for running.

6:30 a.m. and not so great. East winds, horizontal snow, forecast for temps to drop throughout the day (to 15 by 5:00 p.m. with below 0 wind chill). Not a bad day for hot toddies and a good book. But not so much for racing.

Everybody's ready to go. Looks like both are men's teams are staying intact.

The master's men's fieled is stacked, both individuals and teams. The open men's field isn't far behind. The level of compeition at these club championships has certainly risen over the years.

But, the great equalizer is going to be the weathr . How you handle the conditions will be a major factor in how you perform today.

Nicole Hunt is down getting in a shake out run on the treadmill. She continues to impress as she returns to high level racing after the birth of Mr. Eon.

Ray also looks like he is tuned up and ready to go. It will be exciting to see how he stacks up agains the rest of the old guy studs.

Alan King and Matt Winter are both full of nervous energy and ready to race. I have hi hopes for both of them.

Well, time to get ready to prep to head to the course.

More post race.

The Muddy Buzzard

We'll be off to the race soon ourselves.

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