What a two days!
I ran with Scott And Jenny on Friday and that went nicely as I amased about 65 minutes of running and 10-11 miles nice and easy.
The Sooner 10k the following morning was tough! The wind was at my face for the majority of the race like 4 miles or so. The start had the wind at my back as I shot through the first mile in 4:47 and the second mile in 4:53. The moment I made a turn-around out by Highway 9, the wind chopped my fast pace down into the 5:10's-5:30's. I went through the 5k in 15:40 and then the 8k in 26:03. And by the time the race was over, I came across the line in 32:53. Not a fast time but great considering the conditions.
The Conditions: 30 degrees Wind Chill makes it 20 degrees
Wind: gusting upwards of 35-40 mph
The race was extremely painful and I gutted it out as best as I could muster. The pictures tell all as you can really see how much effort I put forth. I do think I was around 2:30 off of what I could run the distance on a perfect day, I would grade my race a B+ for strong effort in tough tough conditions!