My loyal readers of my wildlife blog are probably wondering where I’ve been this month, this being my third non-wildlife related post in a row! I’ll take care of that in a bit, but right now the focus is getting the running queue drawn down before the Bix7 which is less than a week away. This post is a bit ominous when in comes to that upcoming run.
The third run of the season is typically the Steamboat Classic – this year was no different. Having had good luck on the April races, things were looking up for this June race. However, there is one aspect of the Steamboat that the Illini races did not have. That difference is spelled out right there in the name S T E A M. One might be under the impression that it is named in honor of the paddle boats that ruled the Illinois River. I, on the other, hand believe it is named because that is what comes rolling off your body long before that race is finished. There were false rumors from the often wrong Weather.com app that it might be bearable this year – WRONG AGAIN.
Hit the jump to see how this race turned out (hint, not well)