My second ever 8K, Fleet Feet Chicago’s Rudolph Ramble took place this past weekend in Diversey Harbor along the Lake Shore Drive Path. I’m not going to lie, it was a gorgeous day for a run. The weather was about 50 degrees…. in December! I only had to wear one pair of pants and my Hot Chocolate 15K zip up (and Ballou Skies Triathlon Team shirt of course) and I was golden… no hat or gloves needed. That will probably NEVER happen again.
The run was an easy-to-follow path, I was a bit annoyed with myself for eating too much before the run, my stomach was cramped the whole time, not ideal. I only finished a minute faster than my first 8k two weeks prior, so new personal record, but I should’ve tried harder, had the time in mind on such a warm day!
Fitbit Flex was not exactly my friend, it always tells me I’m much slower than I am at each mile, so I never know how to gauge myself, I should’ve been looking at each mile’s timing since this run was so low key and I started right at 9:00 am. Fleet Feet put on a nice run, clean course, fun after-party area, and I love this warm, new hat.
- Time: 0:45:17
- Overall: 417 out of 1,113
- Female: 175 out of 691
- Pace: 09:07
P.S. Whiskey was PISSED that I brought home the antlers to share! It was definitely a warm weekend for a run – now to keep training for this Half Marathon my crazy self signed up for in January!