Yesterday I competed in the first event of 2012, the traditional New Year’s Cros. Although I was not exactly in shape after the holidays, everything went well, especially since snow was missing and running took place on dry asphalt. I must note that unfortunately were fewer competitors than last year, but I hope at the next edition will be more. There were some small problems, but do not know exactly which they were. Thus, I started 2012 in the right way, because from my point of view this cross is the best way to start the year. ;-)
Although the weather was quite unfriendly and cold, running the route proposed for this competition was a pleasure. The route had around 6 km, and because it is not a very familiar area to me, it was a pleasure to make it. Unfortunately, because of the bad weather the number of participants was not very high. And last but not least, we must remember the hot drink we had at the end which helped us to successfully deal with low temperature.
Yesterday was held the traditional New Year’s cross. Great was the fact that were more participants than at the previous edition, although the cold weather could be a good reason not to leave the house. Running was quite laborious for me at first. I tried to run on the sidewalks, but after drifting quite strong, I decided to continue running on asphalt. Senior Women had to go three laps, and at the end I was the fourth. The competition was excellent and it was a welcome move, especially that the winter holidays just ended.
Today, I attended the traditional cross held during Chestnut Festival. Considering that in recent time I trained mostly by bike, and one run was welcomed. Time has made climbing a pleasure. I was extremely happy with the pace that I had during the competition, because I expected it to be somewhat low.
Thus, it was checked a new edition of this competition, which seems like every year is gaining more participants:) Congratulations to all winners and competitors!
Saturday took place the second edition of River Cup. The route changed from last year (it was shorter), but I think physically more demanding. After several weeks of rain, the excellent time we had, made the running to be a pleasure. And at the end of the race we had an interesting challenge: mud on the paths made me to slip on the last part of the route, on the descent, where the only concern was to not wake up suddenly to the ground:)