|Feeling a wee bit Irish|
This year, along with the name change, there was another new twist; it featured a revamped course layout.
The University of St. Thomas, the normal race headquarters, had a big event going on this year and was subsequently unavailable. So the race director changed things up and moved the race east to Ramsey Jr. High School. It would still be a sort of out-and-back down Summit Avenue, but the start and finish lines were changed. Now they were much closer together. The new location also featured a fast, slightly downhill finish.
Long time readers might remember last year we had a freakish warm snap and the temperature was in the upper 70's. Sunday was more like what we have been used to; 31 F, windy, damp, clammy, with occasional snow flurries. No tank top and shorts this year!
|Slightly more bundled up at this year's Irish Run|
I finished with a chip time of 37:23. No complaints from me, as I can't really say I have been training to be fast! So it was nice to see that I could still crank out some 7 1/2 minute miles if necessary. I also got to catch up with Wild Knits, which is always a treat. We both agreed that these short races are really hard and greatly prefer the longer distances because they are "easier." :)
|Finish line photo from The Sporting Life - I look like I am performing "Riverdance!"|
Now, if only spring would decide to arrive, we will be in business.