I thought I’d left my house in plenty of time to get downtown and find a parking place, but I totally underestimated the traffic generated by people driving to the event! After sitting in stop and start traffic for what felt like forever, I finally get parked and hoof it over to the start area just as they started the race. Of course, given the size of the event, I was then stuck in more stop and start walking traffic as it took a good 5+ minutes to just get to the start line. It was a lovely day for a walk and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I also walked pretty darn fast for me!
The official results:
Chip Time: 1:14:27
A bizarre conversation between walkers about how to determine baby sex by depth of penetration. It even took a holiday appropriate turn when a turkey baster was mentioned. Did I really need to hear any of that? I should have brought my headphones!
Info (as reported by Endomondo)
Distance 5.60 mi (again, credit for too many miles)
Avg. Speed 4.1 mph (nope – see results above)
Min. Altitude 394 ft
Max. Altitude 663 ft
Total Ascent 758 ft
Total Descent 749 ft