Every year I intend on running the Frostbite 4, a 4 mile race about 30 minutes from where I live. This race is pretty cool because they have 3 different race course, and choose which one to use the morning of based on the wind direction (they obviously *get* how miserable our weather is). I have a six mile run with 4 at tempo scheduled during the week and thought a 4 mile race would be a great kick off to my 2014 racing schedule.
In looking at the weather forecast, the high for the day is 16, real fee 5, with a low of 3. Which means, the windchill will probably be well under zero at the race start. The explanation of weather for the day, according to accuweather is: Cold with a thick cloud cover.
How cold do you race in? I'm on the fence about doing this. On one had, I know I'll push harder in a race than I will on a treadmill training run, and it'll be nice to get a guideline of where my fitness is right now. But on the other hand it seems silly to drive 60ish miles round trip for a ~36 minute race that might be miserable and may be too cold to push hard enough to even get an idea of my fitness level.
Do I need to suck it up? Would you race? Will you come with me so I can have a race buddy? K thanks.
Freezing up north