It was so cold, I just didn't give a crap before the race. The only reason I ran it was because of my crazy New Year's Resolution to run a race every month in 2008. Well, that's done now. This was my 28th race this year.
This wasn't a bad run, but it was so cold I just hated the weather. I had on 3 long sleeve shirts, 2 sweat pants, 2 pairs of gloves, and a touque. I felt ok during the race, but before and after I was miserable. Looking forward to spring.
My 1 & 2 mile splits called out by timers at the mile markers were 6:26 and 13:30. So my 2nd (hilly) mile was 7:04, and my final 1.1 was 6:52. So my pace over the last 1.1 was 6:12. That makes me feel good about next year. FWIW, I sped up in the last mile when a volunteer told me I was in 14th place (I was actually in 15th). I decided I could pass the two guys in front of me, so I sped up.