Time: 18:26 (tie for PR)
Sockiplast wearers: 1/1
That wraps up the Greensboro Race Series. I finished 6th overall, 1st in my age group. Bring on the Banquet!
The race itself went well. Temps were in the upper 30s, and I didn’t feel like my feet would be as warm as I’d like. So I wore Sockiplasts:
I could have taken them off after the first mile or so, but such thoughts just don’t occur to me in a race. They worked well! I even had to do a little off-roading on rocks to salmon my way through the back of the pack on the second lap. No problemo with a 1/8mm film of rubber on some cotton. Not even any wear after approx ten miles.
So how do they compare to Holy Socks?
- Holy socks last about 30 miles. That means at 120 miles in Sockiplasts it’s a wash. We’ll see how long they last.
- Nothing seems able to get in the Sockiplasts, while in Holy Socks little pebbles can be a nuisance.
- Sockiplasts have less “ground feel,” of course, but the colder it gets the more of a perk that will be. And rough terrain needs to be rougher before it gets annoying.
- Sockiplasts are way goofier, while the Holy Socks look, oh, I dunno, homeless. Take your pick.
There you have it, another winter running footwear option.
Oh, right! The race. Here are my splits:
mile 1. 5:44
mile 2. 5:47
mile 3. 6:05
.1. all sprinty and stuff.
Just got to hang on to the pace a little longer, and I’ll be close to a sub 18. Next year.
Up next is the Mistletoe Half Marathon. Last race of the year.