Running buddy buddy #2 and I made a plan. We would check the weather when we got up at 5am, meet at my house, and then drive to Old Towne and park as close to the finish line as we could. Running buddy #1 agreed, and added that she would follow us and her husband would drive us all to the starting line near the Mt. Vernon Visitors center. If it was pouring down hard, then we would turn around go home and the big Guy would have mimosas waiting for us. If it was just raining lightly then we would run the race wearing a hat and a garbage bag, and or rain jacket.
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So…what happened. The plan worked out. RB #2 and me drove to Old Towne and parked in front of Five Guys. RB #1’s husband drove us to the staring line. The rain was very light and we were more than prepared, hats on, rain jacket on, garbage bag over body, interval timer and cell phones in plastic bags to protect from rain. We did it! The rain kept me cool throughout the race since it stayed light. And….I shaved three minutes off my time from last years race…1:50.