I am currently registered for Frosty’s Frozen 5 and 10 mile races in Littleton, Colorado on January 21. And yes, once more I do mean both the 5 and 10 mile races. The races are run consecutively with an hour and 15 minutes in between. So I am running in both, which will give me just over 15 miles of running, which is better than 10 miles of running. This race is not exactly part of the training plan – I anticipate this will take me about 2.5 hours and I need 4 hours of running that day – but I signed up for a change of scenery and some motivation. It’s going to be getting colder for a while now and, somehow, misery does love company.
My reasons for running Frosty’s Frozen 5 and 10:
- Good combination distance with no real concerns except for the footing.
- Fairly close, relatively speaking.
- Second part of a three part ‘series’ of races – the last one is also a 5 and 10 mile combination.
- The course follows the South Platte river where I ran while attending the law enforcement academy in Littleton. It will be nice to revisit some of the bridges which are old friends of mine. (If you have never run across a wooden bridge over a river, you should try it.)
- Good race to help maintain motivation and give a break in scenery.
Weather: as I write this, it is 27 degrees in Northeast Colorado. It is 40 degrees in Littleton.
Checking the 10 day forecast, I get: 53, mostly sunny, with overnight lows in the 30s. Of course, this could change but I really like the idea!
Hoped for weather: I’ll take that forcast with lots of sun and little wind!
The races start at 9:00 and 10:15 and there is no time change to worry about. Nice! Littleton, here I come!