The third annual Frosted Fanny 4 mile run and Duathlon was held Saturday at the Washington St. Pier in Bay St. Louis. The race is the first race in the year long Quadburners Series. The race has gained popularity due to medals given at the end of each race that connect to make one giant medal at the end of the series.
Usually the Quadburners races fall on my weekends off, but Frosted Fanny fell on a work weekend this year. I was lucky to get off of work at midnight and get a few ZZZZZs in before the race.
Race morning was breezy and cold with temperatures in the lower 40s. My race partner, Misti, beat me to the race site and texted me in a panic to tell me parking was crowded and we lost out on our usual spots. I was not surprised because I expected a lot more people this year due to the gaining popularity of the series and the addition of prize money for the series winners.
After finding new parking spots we made our way to packet pickup. I love packet pickup for the Quadburners Series because there is so much swag! We got a long sleeve t-shirt, cold weather headband, and the bonus Headsweats visor for registering early.
The race started promptly at 9:00am for us 4 milers and the duathletes followed shortly after. The out and back 4 mile course took us on a cement path along the beach. The weather was cold but I felt great at the start.
I finished the first mile in 7:28. I did not want to push to hard since I had taken the last week off from all forms of exercise. I was in second place, but not too far behind the first female.
Miles 2 and 3 were slightly slower, 7:46 and 7:48, but I was comfortable with my pace. I remained in 2nd and the 1st place female took off and was not to be seen again.
I started to wear out in the last mile and finished in 7:53, for a 4 mile time of 31:05. I wanted to finish under 31 minutes but I was happy with my time and effort.
I got my medal and cheered on Misti who got a PR in the 4 mile distance. We had to immediately find our jackets because it felt like the temperature dropped with overcast skies moving in.
First stop at the after party was the delicious french toast and bacon provided by Savory Roots. Our next stop was the Lazy Magnolia beer truck, new for 2017!
Also new for 2017 was a race logo step and repeat. So fancy!
Finally after shivering long enough it was time for awards. I got a coffee mug and hot chocolate for finishing 2nd overall. I could have used the hot chocolate warmed up in the mug…but I can’t have it all.
The next race in the series is the Quadburners It Takes Two Relay on April 29. Two person relay teams run 4 miles each. Team 2 Legit 2 Quit will be back!
Next up for me is the Mardi Gras 5K on February 18, 2017 in Metairie, LA. Until next time!