Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sweat Your Thorns Off Race Report!

Yesterday I participated in the "Sweat Your Thorns Off" virtual 5k hosted by The Boring Runner. Even though I had an 8 mile run on the schedule, I wanted to participate because I think the idea of a virtual race is pretty cool. So, the first 5k of my 8 mile run is dedicated as my entry for the "Sweat Your Thorns Off" 5k.

No good race report is complete without some photos, so here goes!

Here's a shot of some of my running gear, ready to go:

Yep, the gatorade in the Nathan bottles is frozen. This time of year, I'll freeze about half a bottle, then fill the rest just before I run (I'm not a fan of warm gatorade). Twenty minutes into my run, the ice was completely thawed.

Next, a photo I tried to take on my way to my run. I was out before dawn, trying to beat the heat and finish before my son's football game:

(it's hard to take good pictures while you're driving)

Finally, here's a picture of the pre-race crowd:

(Okay, it's an empty parking lot where I started my run) 

So, my time at the 5k point of my 8 mile run was 33:02. I'm happy with that, since it means my pacing was about where I wanted it to be for my long run. 

Hope everyone had a good run this weekend! 

1 comment:

  1. Just think, all of those people cheering for you. I can hear them now. Rarrrrrrr :)

    Thanks for running!