5K #22: COMPLETE!
This was a race that I'd had circled on my calendar for months but didn't actually sign up for until two days before the race. Oops. The worst part of it all is that by then, I had a pretty good idea of what the forecast was going to be for Saturday...
I was more than happy about that! Zero rain and right around 60 degrees at race time. It was perfect running weather!
This ended up being my first "solo" race in years. I didn't know anybody else signed up to run the race nor did I have any spectators of my own to watch me run it. But I did wake up to some super cute motivation in the form of sweet notes on the bathroom mirror from my fiancé. He had to work Saturday so he gave me some good luck before I headed out the door.
I'm so glad that I ran this race! Besides the weather being perfect, it was a pretty great race to run. It was well organized, there was a lot of participation in both the 5K and the 10K, and they had this cool set up at the end of the race where you could check your finish line stats and print them out.
**Note: while accurate on time/pace, unless you print your results out after everyone has completed the race, you will only have the info for the people have completed. To see what I mean, check out the final results below**
My only complaint was that it was a point-to-point race. It started at Maxcy Gregg Park on Blossom Street and ended on Devine Street, on the other side of Five Points. Typically, not an issue. But this week? You couldn't cut through Five Points to get back to your car because it was barricaded off for the St. Pat's in Five Points celebration. And I might have had to use the map feature on my phone to figure out how the heck to get back to my car.
Watch Time - 29:25
Official Time - 29:36
Pace - 9:27/mile
Age Group - 24/55
Gender - 143/831
Overall - 465/1502