I had a 10K last Saturday, Run the River 5K and 10K, on March 29 and in the end I did manage a PR. But that is the best thing out of it.
Did I enjoy it? Yes, I absolutely love the course! Its beautiful and fast. You run along the Chattahoochee River and see some gorgeous mega homes. Plus its a smaller race, which means less running traffic and everyone is pretty much in the same game as you, just finish and finish fast! They do offer a 5K as well. And the local police officers are very friendly and will keep you safe and generally yell at people doing anything wrong.
It started out raining. Bummer. I highly DISLIKE running in rain. I did it for my half marathon, and although I managed a PR in the race I also suffered a major blood blister. Thankfully, this whole race went on without any weather issues. The rain stopped about 10 minutes before the start and never came back.
I had the best cheerleader, my mom. This is her second time watching me race, and even though she only got to see me start and finish, I loved knowing she was there! <—yep, there is not really places for crowds to cheer you on.
I tried taking pictures during the race but they didn’t even look like anything so I deleted them. You’re welcome.
The worst thing happened at mile 2 that made me walk at mile 4.
Freaking ass blister!
In the same freaking spot that developed one on Tuesday. FML.
Emotionally I was upset, physically I was hurting and I didn’t know what to do. I knew the cause, my shoes. I have been suffering from this problem for close to the entire time of wearing them. Which will come up in the next post.
I still managed to PR with walking, I wanted a 1:04 or 1:05 and had I not walked I could of done it!
I love this race. I really do. I am running the same course but in another race this June. The cost is fairly cheap, $25 for both distances. In June I plan on crushing my previous times.
Overall I’d rate it at 8 out of 10. The benefits are too great to pass up! Plus it is a certified course.