So the route eventually took a right onto Kriegstrasse (Kriegs
Street) that eventually lead out of the center of the city to the
neighboring town of Durlach. This road had two underpasses that
we had to navigate, one of the few places during the route where
the elevation changed.
I was fairly consistent with my pace, but it was still cold 4°C/40°F
at 9 a.m. when we started (reported later in the newspaper). I was
wearing my long running shorts, running shirt and a long sleeve
running shirt. I was still kind of cold as I ran down this street
as we were running directly into a rather stiff wind.
Did I say it was cold? Obviously this did not effect the annual
body painting contest. Here are three contestants (shown at the
And NO they are not wearing any shirts, YES he is wearing a G-string,
YES she really ran without ANY shirt. This is considered a form
of "art" in Germany. And YES they all are totally fit,
I was checking out their running form during the race ;-) What else
can I say, hmmm...it was very noticeable that they were freezing
to death before the race.