Twice I’ve started this post and twice I’ve abandoned it! Sorry I haven’t posted a race update to Dog Days 5K. It was July 10th at 6:00 pm.
It was a great race pretty course and hilly. It was a true out and back course, so we passed by every. single. runner. We ran out, ran around an orange cone and ran back. It was a live course, so we had to be careful of cars. I did walk the water stops. I saw at least one barefoot runner. I saw many friends too. 🙂
Here’s the mile break downs:
- Mile 1: mostly down hill. I ran this in 9:56! YAY ME!!!!!
- Mile 2: this was both uphill and downhill. The turnaround was here, so I don’t see how the elevation gain/loss isn’t equal. This mile time: 11:22
- Mile 3: mostly uphill. I think this is where I did most of my little bit of walking. mile time: 10:48
After the race and before awards were handed out, the race coordinator did apologize for the race being short. According to Garmin, the race was 3.03 miles instead of 3.1. The orange cone wasn’t far enough away. Oh well. I’ll still take it. My Garmin time: 32:23; Official time: 32:26.
So close to my personal best, even though the course was just short.